History Flashback: Chattahoochee Cane Mill, ca. 1930s

In the 1930s, Gadsden County was home to dozens of cane mills like this one, near present-day Chattahoochee. Sugar cane was a major cash crop for area farmers throughout the first half of the 20th century, until most sugar production moved to islands in the Caribbean. The mills pulverized the cane to extract its sweet elixir, which was then boiled down to produce cane syrup. 

Photo credit: State Archives of Florida


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