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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cunningham's Grit (cont.)

Last week I posted an article form The Fort Worth Gazette, which featured Col. E. H. Cunningham's application of leading-edge technology to his refinery in Sugar Land.  All this took place in 1888.
If you haven't read the full article, you are probably unaware that Cunningham's bold experiment drew wide interest in the sugar industry.  Lots of industry titans, technologists, and other interested parties came to Sugar Land to see first-hand what was happening.  Here are the relevant paragraphs:

Next time, I'll finish with some photos of the operation as described in the article.  We have photos dated roughly 20-years later, but they illustrate what the visitors witnessed when when they visited Sugar Land in 1888.