Thursday, November 23, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 23

November 23, 1901 – The Minneapolis & St. Louis and the Omaha roads brought into Minneapolis today about 1,200 farmers, who were taken out to St. Louis Park and entertained by the Minnesota Sugar Company. They were shown through the plant by the officials and employees of the company and saw how the beet was converted into sugar, from the unloading of the cars until it was ready for use on the table. Many returned home this evening, but a number will remain in the cities for several days.

The Saint Paul Globe; “Saw Sugar Manufactured. Twelve Hundred Farmers Visit Beet Park Sugar Plant.”; Nov. 24, 1901; p. 8.

Minnesota Sugar Company, St. Louis Park, MN


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