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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
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Title Sugar for Sanpete
Description The plant was purchased by the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company in 1940 and additional ijnprovements were made with some 200 men being employed during the campaign. In 1948 the factory opened its pond for fishing. The pond was used as a reservoir for the water supply for the factory. The early hours were reserved for young fishermen, those under 12 years of age. It was a popular place for a number of years. In 1955 only a thixd of the normal water supply was available. Pew beets were grown. The plant shut down; however, it opened again a year or so later to process a million ton of beets harvested in Sanpete and Sevier counties. Despite small acreages the Sugar Company continued to operate. After the final compaign in 1960 the Company-felt that there were not enough beets to Justify continuation. The factory was closed. After that beets were shipped to the Company's factory in West Jordan and later to the plant in Tremonton. The high cost of transportation drove all but a handful of beet growers to planting other crops. The Company sold the building and property to Frank O'Brien Salvage Company of Spanish Fork. Some of the equipment was removed. Several years later the building was subject to a major demolition effort by the Hee Construction Company of Spanish Fork. All evidence of what was the nucleus of a major agricultural industry in Sanpete Valley was gone. What began in 1914 is now nothing but a memory, BIBLIOGBAPHY 1. Allred, Gladys, Personal Interview with Eleanor P. Madsen. 1990 2. Alter, J. Cecil. Utah the Storied Domain. A Documentary History. Chicago, and New York: American Historical Society Inc. 1932. Vol. I, pp. 128, 202, 487; Vol. Ill, p, 386. 3 Yols, 117
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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 323857
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