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Black and white photograph of sacks of sugar produced by the American Crystal Sugar Company sit in a storage warehouse. Photographed by Norton & Peel on November 30, 1949

Sacks of Crystal Sugar in a warehouse

Sacks of sugar produced by the American Crystal Sugar Company sit in a storage warehouse. Photographed by Norton & Peel on November 30, 1949.

Black and white photograph of an exterior view of the American Crystal Sugar factory in Chaska. Date and photographer unknown.

American Crystal Sugar factory, Chaska

Exterior view of the American Crystal Sugar factory in Chaska. Date and photographer unknown.

American Crystal Sugar Factory, Chaska

The city of Chaska is home to a factory that has survived decades of change in the Minnesota sugar industry. Since 1934 it has been part of the American Crystal Sugar Company, one of the leading sugar producers in the United States.

Color image of a “Vote Betty Crocker” pin, c.1950s.

“Vote Betty Crocker” pin

“Vote Betty Crocker” pin, c.1950s.

Black and white photograph of a wedding in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Uram; bride and groom at gift table looking at Betty Crocker cook book, 1950.

Wedding in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Uram; bride and groom at gift table looking at Betty Crocker cook book

Wedding in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Uram; bride and groom at gift table looking at Betty Crocker cook book, 1950. Photograph by Lee Brothers.

Black and white photograph of the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens, c.1950.

Betty Crocker Test Kitchens

Betty Crocker Test Kitchens, c.1950.

Color image of a Gold Medal Flour Bag, c.1930s.

Gold Medal Flour Bag

Gold Medal Flour Bag, c.1930s.

Color image of a Gold Medal Flour and WCCO sign, c.1925.

Gold Medal Flour and WCCO sign

Gold Medal Flour and WCCO sign, c.1925.

Color portraits of Betty Crocker, 1936–1981.

Betty Crocker through the years

Portraits of Betty Crocker, 1936–1981. Photograph by the Cartwheel Company.

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