Sugar Beets in Cache Valley: An Amalgamation of Agriculture and Industry
Utah Historical Quarterly
Salt Lake City
The Utah State Historical Society
DURING ITS FIRST TWO DECADES THE Cache VaUey sugar industry saw tentative initial efforts mature into an established industry with factories at Logan and Lewiston. This was followed by a boom period during and immediately after the First World War when in the space of a few years three additional factories were buUt and valley beet acreage reached aU time highs. A drastic sugar price drop in the early twenties brought the boom to an abrupt halt, leaving three plants closed and the remaining two facing rather uncertain futures. The industry then settled into a gradual decline and ultimate demise some fifty years later.