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Barra Sugarcane Factory

It was founded in 1922-1923 in the municipality of Vicência, when it was still a district of Nazaré da Mata, by Benjamim Oliveira da Costa Azevedo.

Barra Sugarcane Factory

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Last update: 26/09/2013

By: Lúcia Gaspar - Librarian of the Fundação Joaquim Nabuco

It was founded in 1922-1923 in the municipality of Vicência, when it was still a district of Nazaré da Mata, by Benjamim Oliveira da Costa Azevedo.

It was previously a sugarcane plantation owned by Antônio Vicente da Costa Azevedo and Manuela Thereza Correia Azevedo.

In 1929 it had the capacity to produce 100 tonnes of sugarcane hours and during the milling period had around 25 workers at the factory.

It did not have a railway, with the transportation of sugarcane carried out through animal power (ox carts) and trucks, and sugar and ethanol by the Great Western railway.

Nowadays, administrated by the descendants of Benjamim Oliveira da Costa Azevedo, the factory has the capacity to produce 800 thousand sacks of sugar and 10 thousand cubic metres of ethanol, having twelve fields for cultivating sugarcane.

Recife, 6 August 2003.
(Updated on 9 September 2009).

Translated by Peter Leamy, January 2012.

sources consulted

ANDRADE, Manuel Correia de. História das usinas de açúcar de Pernambuco. Recife: FJN. Ed. Massangana, 1989. 114 p. (República, v.1)

GONÇALVES & SILVA, O assucar e o algodão em Pernambuco. Recife: [s.n.], 1929. 90 p.

MOURA, Severino. Senhores de engenho e usineiros, a nobreza de Pernambuco. Recife: Fiam, CEHM, Sindaçúcar, 1998. 320 p. (Tempo municipal, 17).

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Source: GASPAR, Lúcia. Barra Sugarcane Factory. Pesquisa Escolar Online, Joaquim Nabuco Foudation, Recife. Available at:  <https://pesquisaescolar.fundaj.gov.br/en/>. Accessed: day month year. Exemple: 6 Aug. 2009