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Location DB > United States > Colorado > Eaton > Great Western Sugar Factory
Great Western Sugar Factory
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created by ApoXX on 5/20/2004 7:14 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/23/2023 12:39 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Classic brick structure, three main stories, water tower, smoke stack, group of 4 silos, several adjoining offices / warehouses.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Forget it - she's gone
Recommendation: forget it - she's gone
 Physical Information

Eaton, Colorado
United States
Owner: Mr. Dick Thomas - plant, sugar warehouse, office, water tower and stack; Agland Feeds - pulp drier, warehouse; The Amalgamated Sugar Company - sugar silos
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • bees live every spring, summer and fall in the exterior wall of the south west corner of the old mill, it is a very large hive at head-height
  •  Interesting Features
    Filled with huge, old machinery. Multiple stories, city / mountain views from roof. Many windows for good lighting opportunities.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • no POEs, workers in and outside
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1902
    Closed: 1977
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    One of many sugar factories on the Colorado prairie. At one time there were 20 active factories owned by Great Western Sugar in the state. These mills were all built during the early 1900's and attracted Native Americans and immigrants from Sweden, Germany, Russia, Japan, and Mexico. The prime of these factories were between the years of 1900 and 1919, known as the "Sugar Beets" period.

    By Tony H.:
    Built in 1902 by Kilby Mfg Co for Eaton Sugar Company and purchased in 1905 by The Great Western Sugar Co who owned and operated it from then until 1977.

    Demolished May 2013.
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     Future Plans
    The building is in private ownership and will continue to decay until it is either torn down or some other use is found for it.

    May 2013 - Demolished

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     Photo Galleries
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    ApoXX's Trip With KC
    Sat, May 22nd, 2004
    posted by ApoXX
    38 pictures
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    Historical Photos
    Sun, May 23rd, 2004
    posted by kc
    6 pictures
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    KC's trip with ApoXX
    Sun, May 23rd, 2004
    posted by kc
    10 pictures
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    Cavemonkeys trip
    Mon, Jan 31st, 2005
    posted by cavemonkey
    21 pictures
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    The Majekal Bum and CaveMonkey trip
    Fri, Apr 1st, 2005
    posted by The Majekal Bum
    16 pictures
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    Peach's Pixels...
    Tue, Oct 4th, 2005
    posted by rotten peach
    25 pictures
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    This contains my most politically incorrect photo ever!
    Mon, Nov 27th, 2006
    posted by lexiphoto
    15 pictures
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    Dead Cat & some bullet holes
    Sun, Mar 18th, 2007
    posted by secretdestroyers
    12 pictures
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    dedicated to fluffy the headless
    Mon, Mar 19th, 2007
    posted by lexiphoto
    13 pictures
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    A.E.A.W. Part Deux
    Mon, Mar 19th, 2007
    posted by lexiphoto
    7 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/23/2023 12:40 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 23 23 at 0:40, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 23 23 at 0:39, Emperor Wang changed the following: Hazards, Recommendation
  • on Dec 23 23 at 0:38, Emperor Wang changed the following: Notes for Mods, Owner, History, Hazards, Interesting Features, Security Measures, Recommended Equipment, Description, Web Links
  • on Jun 25 14 at 12:07, Steed validated this location
  • on May 18 13 at 4:32, Retro_Chick changed the following: History, Status, Accessibility, Recommendation, Future Plans
  • on Sep 12 12 at 13:02, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Sep 5 12 at 15:27, Weirdlig changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Recommendation, Security Measures
  • on Jul 21 08 at 21:50, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 3 08 at 19:18, secretdestroyers updated gallery picture looking down
  • on Apr 3 08 at 19:18, secretdestroyers updated gallery picture headless cat
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