Sugar Beet Loader, Gilroy, CA

An abandonded Sugar Beet Loader sits along Highway 101 about 5 miles south of Gilroy, CA. 

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This loader was used by the Union Sugar Division of the Holly Sugar Company to load surgar beets onto railway cars for transportation to the Spreckels plant near Salinas. 

There were once some 14 of these receiving stations in Northern California.

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