The history of the Blackfoot sugar factory site.

Off-loading wagons of sugar beets at the original configuration of the Blackfoot sugar factory, before 1910.The Blackfoot sugar Factory complex, sometime before WWI
Catie Clark

Today it's a large empty barren patch of leveled dirt along the west side of Highway 91 across from the city cemetery. It wasn't always empty. Until just a few years ago, the original Blackfoot sugar factory and ancillary buildings lived on that ground. As to why there was a sugar factory here actually draws on history that began in the middle of the 18th century.
Read the entire story in the Saturday edition of the Morning News.