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Site of the Nationís First Successful Beet Sugar Factory

 
 
Site of the Nationís First Successful Beet Sugar Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
1. Site of the Nationís First Successful Beet Sugar Factory Marker
Inscription.  The factory was built in 1870 by E. H. Dyer, “Father of the American Beet Sugar Industry.” Located on a corner of Dyerís farm, the small factory began processing sugarbeets on November 15, 1870, and produced 293 tons of sugar during its first operating season. The plant has since been completely rebuilt on the original site.
 
Erected 1962 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Holly Sugar Corporation. (Marker Number 768.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 17, 1962.
 
Location. 37° 36.032′ N, 122° 4.231′ W. Marker is in Union City, California, in Alameda County. Marker is at the intersection of Dyer Street and Ratekin Drive, on the right when traveling west on Dyer Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union City CA 94587, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flight 93 Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); First County Courthouse
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Machado House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Signs of Change (approx. 2.9 miles away); A Land of Many Tribes - We Are Still Here (approx. 2.9 miles away); Honcharenkoís Sanctuary (approx. 3 miles away); A Salty Experiment in Habitat Management (approx. 3.1 miles away); Wetland to Salt Pond and Back Again (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
 
Regarding Site of the Nationís First Successful Beet Sugar Factory. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.768 on November 3. 1961
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Article on E. H. Dyer. (Submitted on January 17, 2010.)
 
Site of the Nationís First Successful Beet Sugar Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
2. Site of the Nationís First Successful Beet Sugar Factory Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,266 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on December 20, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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