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Nampa’s first sugar beet factory, Western Idaho Sugar, was built in Nampa in 1905 for $1,125,000 and produced 41,000 tons in 1906. In 1907, Western Idaho Sugar and the Utah Sugar Company merged. After a series of problems it shut down in 1910. In 1915, the factory was dismantled and the Carnation Company opened a milk condenser plant at the same site in 1917. It was located west of Nampa. The Nampa Chamber of Commerce sought a second sugar beet factory in the late 1930s. The Amalgamated  Sugar Company opened a $2 million plant on Karcher Road in 1942 and has been a major contributor the local economy since then. —Photo courtesy of Canyon County Historical Society

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