Contents

Sugar for Sanpete

Update item information
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
Format image/jpeg
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

Page Metadata

Title Sugar for Sanpete
Description ten pounds of sugar for the best sugar beets. Farmers were offered cash prizes in amounts of $1000 up to $10,000 for best methods and results in raising beets. The slogan was, "Prosperity means sugar beets on every farm." National recognition was given the sugar beet industry as indicated by a statement from United States Pood Administrator, Herbert Hoover: One of the most vital problems confronting the nation is that of procuring sufficient sugar to meet the requirements of our people and of allied nations fighting our common battle. I therefore earnestly appeal to every farm so situated to come to his country's aid in this hour of need. In 1916 Moroni had the distinction of having the most modern sugar refinery in the west. For a number of years it made much progress. In 1918 some 20,000 pounds of sugar beets were processed at the factory* Ehe beet sheds were enlarged, preparing for a large tonnage the following year. In 1926 a front page editorial in the Mt. Pleasant Pyr^mi^ said, "Grow Sugar Beets, Factory Most Have Beets or Quit." That year a severe infestation of white fly caused an almost total crop failure. Drought and other discouragement caused the cloBing of the Moroni plant in 1937* ^n® plant was sold to Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, the factory dismantled, and the business moved to another state. Moroni Turkey Plant purchased the remaining facilities in 1939 from the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company. After the close of the Moroni plant, beets grown in the area were shipped to the Gunnison Valley Sugar Company. In 1911 beets grown in Sanpete and Sevier counties were processed at a new factory in Elsinore, The Gunnison Valley Sugar Company was organized about the same time as the Moroni Sugar Company. In 1914 plans were made for a factory in Centerfield and *nur was built from the Denver and Eio Grand Run mart 115
Format image/jpeg
Identifier 128_Sugar for Sanpete.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323855
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323855