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Powell, George May (1835-1905) Beet Sugar

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00687.191 Author/Creator: Powell, George May (1835-1905) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Newspaper clipping Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. ; 30.4 x 11.7cm.

Summary of Content: Beet sugar is comparable to cane sugar. He talks about the process of refining beets to the form of sugar.

Background Information: Powell was a Lincoln supporter and served as a statistician in the Treasury Department during the Civil War. Active in religious work as a young man, he was the secretary ...and manager of the Evangelistic Press Association and led a topographical corps through Egypt and North Africa to create Sunday School maps of Palestine and the Holy Land. Powell participated in the American Forestry Commission, the Grange and Patrons of Husbandry, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the National Geographic Society. He was active in Sabbath reform work.See More

People: Powell, George May

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Diet and nutritionIndustryAgriculture and Animal Husbandry

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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