Betteravia Sugar Mill

PhotographerBrian T. Adams
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryArroyo Grande, United States
Photo Date11/30/12
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.

About Photographer

I have been a photography enthusiast for a little over a year.