Monday, November 25, 2019

Sugarcane Grinding

Anyone attending the Washington Parish fair will probably see an old-fashioned demonstration of sugar cane grinding where sugar cane stalks are fed into a grinding structure powered by a horse or a mule pulling a long arm around and around.

Here's a couple of photos from the 1930's showing St. Tammany farmers doing the same thing. Photos courtesy of the Louisiana Digital Archives. Click on the images to make them larger.

A news item about sugarcane production in 1919