Sugar Works, Shawnee County

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Title

Sugar Works, Shawnee County

Subject

Sweet Boom Town, Bitter End: Sugar Works, Shawnee County, Kansas

Description

In the late nineteenth century there was a passion for growth and development among Americans. Their dream was to own land and strike gold. In the case of many early Kansans, the gold would come from a sweet treat, sugar, processed from sugar beets grown in the rich Kansas soils. Their economic dreams concentrated in an area outside of Topeka, Kansas, called Sugar Works. This ghost town came and went quickly but its story of hope and dreams for wealth will live on.

Creator

Danielle Todd

Publisher

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Fall 2011

Rights

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf

Geolocation

Citation

Danielle Todd, “Sugar Works, Shawnee County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed July 20, 2018, https://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/67.