Marker text: SITE OF NATION'S FIRST SUCCESSFUL BEET SUGAR FACTORY
The factory was built in 1870 by E. H. Dyer, ÒFather of the American Beet Sugar Industry.Ó Located on a corner of DyerÕs farm, the small factory began processing sugarbeets on November 15, 1870 and produced 293 tons of sugar during its first operating season. The plant has since been completely rebuilt on the original site.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 768
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Holly Sugar Corporation
May 17, 1962