Entry Title: "Betteravia Sugar Mill"
Name: Brian T. Adams , United States
Category and Expertise: Industrial, Non-Professional
Entry Description: Betteravia (French word for sugar beet) Sugar Mill originally went into operation in 1899. In 1988 the plant suffered a dust explosion/fire that severely injured several workers. This, combined with decreasing crop yields forced the plant to close in 1993 ending 94 years of operation. A portion of the site remains after demolition in 1997.