Photo Of The Day 10-2-12

Spreckels Sugar Factory Spreckels, CA © 1989 Phyllis J. Hanniver All Rights Reserved

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Spreckels is located in the Salinas Valley of Monterey County, California, 3 miles south of Salinas. Spreckels is one of the best-preserved company towns in the United States. It was built to house workers for the Spreckels Sugar Company plant which operated there from 1899 until 1982, named after its founder “Sugar King” Claus Spreckels. When it opened, the Spreckels plant was the world’s largest sugar beet factory, each day consuming 13 million gallons of water (much of it pumped from wells) to process 3000 tons of beets. (Wikipedia) http://www.spreckelssugar.com/history.php

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I am a writer and poet living in California. I love cats, dogs, nature, poetry, spirituality and the Pacific Ocean.
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