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Colorado State University: Great Western Sugar Digital Collection

Formally incorporated in 1905, the Great Western Sugar Company quickly became an agricultural powerhouse in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska by producing beet sugar in tremendous quantities. The Colorado State University acquired many of their old corporate records and archives, and this particular digital collection brings together photographs and documents from 1893 to 1984. On the collection's homepage, visitors can look through the "Galleries" to get a sense of the company's history and activities. Here they will find themes that include "Products", "Equipment", and "Film". The "Film" area should not be missed, as it includes one film created in 1924 by the company for the purpose of recruiting Mexican nationals to work in the beet fields. The "History" area contains a nice timeline of Great Western's activities from the late 19th century to its eventual bankruptcy in 1985. Finally, the "Documents" area includes several in-house publications created by the company, such as "Through the Leaves" and "The Sugar Press".
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Date of Scout Publication 2011-07-29
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