From the Archives

Sego Plant fire

Fred Harvey, son of Obed Harvey, who founded Galt, was a dairyman and saw the need for a closer market. He was responsible for interesting the Utah Condensed Milk Company in establishing a plant in Galt. On Feb. 7, 1917, the Sego Condensed Milk Plant began operation and would continue to do so for the next 40 years until its closure. On the afternoon of Nov. 24, 1992, a fire destroyed the old Sego building. The next day, Thanksgiving Day, the remaining standing walls crumbled under the attack of a wrecker’s crane. On the southeast corner of F and Third streets, the old water tower is all that stands.