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Sugar for Sanpete

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6k64g79
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title Sugar for Sanpete
Description make a sweet ¦brown sugar. Some 4.000 poimds were extracted. In 1891 sugar beets were raised extensively in Utah and farmers from Sanpete, Severe and Juab counties joined others from Springville and Provo in growing beets and sending them by rail to the sugar plant in Lehi for processing. Inree thousand two hundred seventy-five bags of sugar were sacked that season. The vision of the saints had materialized when the first granules of white sugar were spun from sugar beet molasses. Cries of "Hallelujah" filled the air. Handsful of sugar were passed around the room and men marveled that white sugar could come from black molasser, President Wilford Woodruff, old and frail, traveled from Salt Lake City to the Lehi factory to see his dream bear fruit. With tears running down his cheeks he said, "This is one of the happiest experiences of my life." Sanpete County continued to give strong support to the industry. In 1916 the People's Sugar Company was organized. A local paper printed the ^following: One of the most successful business meetings ever held in Sanpete County was held at the Elite banquet hall with twenty four men from the county being present. Five thousand acres of beets will be grown for the factory with acreages proportioned to each city in the county. A committee was appointed to secure the acreage and to report each day. • . Actual work began on the Moroni factory in February 1917. "fce plant was completed that fall and the first run of sugar made October 20, 1917* Many news articles appeared in local papers encouraging the growing of sugar beets. Beet-growing contests were held. Cash prizes of 525, $15 and $10 were awarded boys and gixls by the Sugar Company, as well as a beautiful gold-decorated insignia button furnished by the State Bankers Association. Prizes were also given at the County Fair, consisting of 100 pounds to 114
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323854
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323854