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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Celebrating 100 years Wyoming Sugar style


September 12, 2017

Tracie Mitchell

United States Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) spends a few minutes talking with his mentor retired Wyoming Senator Gerald Geis (R-Worland) at the Wyoming Sugar Company 100-year celebration barbecue Saturday at the factory in Worland.

WORLAND – The Wyoming Sugar Company celebrated their 100-year anniversary Saturday with a free community barbecue at the factory which was attended by about 475 people including United States Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming).

On December 9, 1919, the Wyoming Sugar Company gave a banquet for their farmers, much like the barbecue held Saturday, with the exception that the barbecue was for the entire community, not just the farmers. During that banquet Worland Councilman [Alderman] J.A. Howell stated that the Wyoming Sugar Company is the greatest asset to Washakie County adding that it is t...

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