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Douglas Quayle's Utah-Idaho Sugar Company Collection Edit


WASH 039
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Kennedy DeJarnatt
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  • 1918 – 1973 (Creation)


  • 2 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    This collection consists of term papers, reports, books, 35 mm slides, pictures, records, floor plans, letters, letterhead samples, and memorabilia of the Utah-Idaho Sugar eet Company.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection documents the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company. The bulk of the material is from the early 1900s to the early 1970s. There is a mixture of term papers, reports, pictures, 35 mm slides, letters and other miscellaneous items.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Utah-Idaho Sugar Company began operations in the early 1900s and closed down in the 1970s. Owned and operated by the LDS church, the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company was based in Utah and later expanded with plants in six other states. There were many factories throughout Utah including Moses Lake, Lehi, St. George, Garland, Spanish Fork, and West Jordan. The factory at Moses Lake was the largest factory, with over 100 million pounds of sugar processed per day. Douglas Quayle ran the St. George Beet plant for 35 years between 1934 and 1970. In 1978 the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company decided to go into potato production in Idaho, after this, all the sugar beet factories closed down in Utah and halted the U and I sugar industry. The St. George sugar plant is now the original Opera House on Main Street in St. George, Utah.

    Douglas Quayle was born on August 22, 1920 in Logan, Utah, and passed away on August 6, 2014 in St. George, Utah. He was in the Air Force and fought in WWII. After the war he went to Utah State University and a got a degree in agriculture. He later married his wife Betty Klomp and then was sealed in the LDS temple. When Douglas and his wife, Betty, moved to St. George, Utah, he became a member of the Rotary Club where he lso ran the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company plant for 35 years.

  • Arrangement

    This collection is rearranged in chronological order.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item description & date, WASH 039 Douglas Quayle Sugar Beet Collection, Dixie State University Special Collections & Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Reproduction and use of the materials in this collection are subject to copyright law. Dixie State University Library Special Collections and Archives holds the copyright to unpublished material in the collection that is not in the public domain. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist and a correct citation provided. A user may be asked to submit a "Request for one-time use of photocopies or reproductions" form in order to obtain reproductions.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open and freely available to researchers during Special Collection’s hours or by appointment.