Sugar Town

Sugar Town (HMVVR)

Location: Ovid, CO 80744 Sedgwick County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 57.647', W 102° 23.045'

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Ovid experienced a tremendous boom in 1925 when the Great Western Sugar Company built a sugar beet processing plant here. The plant closed in 1985 after the owners went bankrupt speculating on the silver market.

The "dinkey," a steam-powered locomotive, shuttled railroad cars around the factory yards from 1942 to 1985. When the plant closed the locomotive became a permanent display in the town park.

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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 9:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 720143 N 4537699
Decimal Degrees40.96078333, -102.38408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 57.647', W 102° 23.045'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 57' 38.82" N, 102° 23' 2.70" W
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Area Code(s)970
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13900-13998 Co Rd 29, Ovid CO 80744, US
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