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Great Western Sugar Company

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

Fort Morgan Factory

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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...

Greeley

Added by yongli on 06/19/2018 - 13:33, last changed on 12/02/2020 - 01:07
Greeley is a growing community of 100,000 people along the Front Range in northeastern Colorado. Founded as an agricultural colony in 1870, the city has an economic, political, and cultural reach that extends far beyond its municipal borders. Greeley is the county seat of Weld County , one of the...

Sugar Beet Industry

Added by yongli on 11/02/2015 - 16:15, last changed on 03/08/2021 - 01:07
Today sugar beet production is a small part of Colorado’s economy, but in the twentieth century it was the most important agricultural activity in the state. Of more than twenty sugar-refining factories, most built between 1899 and 1920, only the Fort Morgan factory remains in operation. In recent...
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