A building of continued friendship and good cheer?

The founder of the Holly Sugar company, that built this factory at 1457 Coffeen Avenue in 1915, liked the name Holly because holly berries were traditional symbols of friendship and good cheer. On October 23, 1915 this Sheridan factory had its grand opening using machinery obtained from the Holly, Colorado factory that had closed that same year. Between 1915 and 1930, under the leadership of A.E, Carlton, Holly Sugar expanded adding 10 new factories, including those in Worland and Torrington. In 1936 Holly established an agricultural research station which today is known as Holly Hybrids whose sales office is at 1967 W. Fifth Street in Sheridan. The Sheridan factory was dismantled in 1947 but the building is still used for storage and processing of Holly Hybrids beet seed. In 2005 Holly Sugar was sold, its name given up and Spreckels Sugar Company, Inc. was chosen to takes its place. Holly Hybrids continued its Sheridan based seed development and processing operations - unchanged by the new ownership. Trivia tidbit: In 1985 the sugar factory in Sheridan was used for the shooting of a few scenes of the movie, "Wild Horses." A movie in which an ex-rodeo rider (Kenny Rogers) leaves his family in Texas and goes to Wyoming for a government round-up. For more on the sugar factory see the book Sheridan Wyoming - selected historical articles - by Charles W. Popovich and Holly Hybrids web site at: http://www.beetseed.com/about.php

The founder of the Holly Sugar company, that built this factory at 1457 Coffeen Avenue in 1915, liked the name Holly because holly berries were traditional symbols of friendship and good cheer.
The founder of the Holly Sugar company, that built this factory at 1457 Coffeen Avenue in 1915, liked the name Holly because holly berries were traditional symbols of friendship and good cheer.