EATON - The population of Eaton swelled up to nearly twice its size on Sunday when communities from all over northern Colorado came to say goodbye to a century's old building.
The Sugar Factory has been around since the turn of the 20th century. For decades, it served as a hub for sugar beets. Sunday morning, stacks of dynamite forced it to come crumbling down.
Aside from the factory, town officials also imploded the building's water tower and smoke stack.
More than a thousand people turned out for the event.
The Sugar Factory has been inactive for more than 30 years.
Two other minor implosions were held Sunday afternoon to help clear the remains of the building.
Parts of the building that are still up will be torn down. The site will be used to build a new railway transload facility.
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