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Ovid in Sedgwick County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sugar Town

 
 
Sugar Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
1. Sugar Town Marker
Inscription.  Ovid experienced a tremendous boom in 1925 when the Great Western Sugar Company built a sugar beet processing plant here. The plant closed in 1985 after the owners went bankrupt speculating on the silver market.

The "dinkey," a steam-powered locomotive, shuttled railroad cars around the factory yards from 1942 to 1985. When the plant closed the locomotive became a permanent display in the town park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
 
Location. 40° 57.647′ N, 102° 23.045′ W. Marker is in Ovid, Colorado, in Sedgwick County. Marker is on U.S. 138 just east of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ovid CO 80744, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Campsites and River Crossings (here, next to this marker); Fort Sedgwick (here, next to this marker); See and Do,Off the Byway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prisoners on the Plains / Ride 'Em Cowboy (approx. 0.2 miles

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away); Ovid, Colorado (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Dinky" Locomotive (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Sedgwick, Colorado Territory (approx. 1˝ miles away); Hard Duty on the Plains (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ovid.
 
Sugar Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 13, 2011
2. Sugar Town Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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