Worland in Washakie County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Worland Sugar Factory
The Wyoming Sugar Company of Ogden, Utah, announced its plan to construct a beet sugar factory in Worland in 1916. 150 men finished the $1 million factory in just one year. Despite concerns about delays in beet shipments caused by slow railroad construction and a shortage of cars, the factory was completed on schedule. The Wyoming Sugar Company’s president, J.M. Eccles, opened its doors on October 17, 1917. The first day of operations the factory sliced 260 tons of beets. Workers lived in row houses built by the company. Known as “sugar tramps,” they were mostly young Mormons, along with families from Japan, Russia, Germany and Mexico.
Holly Sugar Corporation acquired the Worland factory in 1925. By 1939, the beet receiving station was equipped to handle more than 70,000 tons of beets, making it the largest
Erected by Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office.
Location. 44° 0.792′ N, 107° 58.734′ W. Marker is in Worland, Wyoming, in Washakie County. Marker is on West Big Horn Avenue (U.S. 20) near Shiloh Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1237 West Big Horn Avenue, Worland WY 82401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. C.H. "Dad" Worland (here, next to this marker); Worland: Original Town Site (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Square (approx. 1.1 miles away); Trail of the Whispering Giants (approx. 1.2 miles away); Welcome to Worland, Wyoming (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jim Bridger Historic Trail (approx. 2˝ miles away); Colby Mammoth Kill Site (approx. 5.6 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.