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Charles Boettcher

Added by yongli on 06/29/2021 - 15:46, last changed on 06/29/2021 - 15:46
Charles Boettcher (1852–1948) was an entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for founding the Great Western Sugar Company and the Boettcher Foundation, an organization that made the Boettcher name synonymous with generosity in Colorado. Boettcher built his wealth through a series of sound...

Fort Morgan

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 10:26, last changed on 03/29/2021 - 08:16
Fort Morgan is a city of about 12,000 people along the South Platte River , about seventy miles northeast of Denver . It is part of the high plains region that an early explorer, Major Stephen Long , called the “Great American Desert.” As the center of a robust agricultural area, Fort Morgan was...

Great Western Sugar Company

Added by yongli on 01/20/2021 - 17:50, last changed on 03/29/2021 - 08:16

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The Great Western Sugar Company was co-founded by Charles Boettcher in 1900 after he observed the hardy, profitable sugar beet crop while vacationing in Europe. In Colorado, the sugar beet industry he helped launch proved a boon to the state and local communities for nearly eighty years. After...
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