the 1980s there were no beet sugar factories in Utah. The Utah-Idaho
Sugar Company had abandoned the production of sugar, and the Amalgamated
Sugar Company, with headquarters in Ogden, had only four plants--three
in Idaho (at Rupert, Twin Falls, Nampa), and one in Oregon (at Nyssa).
Despite this reduction in plants, in 1990 Amalgamated was the second
largest producer of beet sugar in the United States, with sales grossing
$400 million per year.
Fred G. Taylor, A Saga of Sugar, Being a Story of the Romance and Development
of Beet Sugar in the Rocky Mountain West (1944); Leonard J. Arrington, Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints, 1830-1900
(1958); J.R. Bachman, Story of the Amalgamated Sugar Company, 1897-1961
(1962); Leonard J. Arrington, Beet Sugar in the West: A History of the
Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, 1891-1966 (1966); and Charles L. Schmalz,
"The Failure of Utah's First Sugar Factory," Utah Historical Quarterly
56 (Winter 1988).