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From Sugar Cane to Sugar Bowl

Sugar Land Heritage Foundation

Sound | 1960s

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  •  Bob Bailey began his career in still photography, transitioning to industrial and educational filmmaking of the Houston area by the 1930s. The subjects of his many films include the gas and petroleum industry, real estate business, natural disasters, and sports.  
  •  Imperial Sugar headquarters in Sugar Land 
  •  History of the factory, from when it was the Williams Plantation 
  •  Sugar cane fields in Hawaii 
  •  Raw cane sugar arrives at the Port of Galveston 
  •  Hoppers load the sugar into freight cars to leave for Sugar Land 
  •  A brief overview of the refining process 
  •  Employees of Imperial 
  •  The refining process begins 
  •  Workers pipe the sugar solution the char house 
  •  The sugar enters the final stages of refining in the pan house 
  •  The refined sugar enters the packaging room 
  •  The packaged sugar waits in the storage warehouse for shipment 
  •  Train loads of refined sugar deliver the product to Imperial’s customers 
  •  The narrator sums up the “tradition, the romance, hard work, and the technical skill” of the Imperial Sugar Company 
 
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This industrial film examines the Imperial Sugar Company in Sugar Land. The production begins with images of sugar fields in Hawaii, where farmers harvest the crop to ship to the Port of Galveston. Eventually the“energy-packed, fun-to-eat food” arrives at the facility in Sugar Land, where it undergoes an extensive refining process. At last the raw sugar resembles that which we sprinkle on grapefruit and stir into coffee: refined, white sugar.
The city of Sugar Land now occupies the site that was once the Oakland Plantation. It was there that in 1843 Samuel May Williams installed a commercial sugar-grinding mill on his land, leading to a rapid shift from cotton to sugar cane as the area's dominant crop. In 1905, the area's sugar plantations were acquired by the Kempner family, who dubbed their company the Imperial Sugar Company. Though sugar has not been refined at the original plant since 2003, the company's headquarters remains in Sugar Land, making it the oldest extant business in Texas.
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From Sugar Cane to Sugar Bowl
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