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Spreckels Sugar Company Collection
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Annual agricultural reports and reports of the experiment station of a sugar beet refiner formerly located in Salinas, California. Also includes United States Sugar Manufacturers' Association leaflets and reports; USDA reports on the beet-sugar industry; and one twentieth-century pamphlet on the beet sugar industry.
In 1881, businessman Claus Spreckels (1828-1908) founded Spreckels Sugar Company in California's San Joaquin Valley. Spreckels had already been involved in sugar refining for some years; his California Sugar Refinery processed sugar cane imported from Hawaii, the Philippines, China, Java. The company he founded in the San Joaquin Valley, however, focused on refining sugar beets. Claus Spreckels founded the company town of Spreckels just south of Salinas, California, where the company's factory was located. At first, many of the sugar beets came from farms in Woodland, California, but later came from company-founded farms in King City, Soledad, and Hollister.
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Collection is open for research.