One Lump or Two: A History of the Sugar Beet
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In this paper I will be tracing the history of the sugar beet up to Sebewaing. To do this I will trace the history of the sugar beet from its beginnings in Europe, to the United States, then Michigan, and finally Sebewaing. I will also explain the process of extracting sugar from sugar beets and my own experience of a tour I took of the Sebewaing Sugar Factory. I will briefly explain the other uses of the beet. Finally, I will look at where the sugar beet industry has brought Sebewaing and its importance to the town and its future.