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Current Issue Patch. Embroidered on black twill, full size subdued patch. Clewiston is a city in Hendry County, Florida. The area beside Lake Okeechobee was once used as a fishing camp by the Seminole Indians. The first permanent settlement began in 1920, when John O'Brien of Philadelphia and Alonzo Clewis of Tampa purchased a large tract of land to establish a town. They commissioned a town plan and built the Moore Haven & Clewiston Railroad to connect the community to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad at Moore Haven. Incorporated as a city in 1925, Clewiston would become noted for its sport fishing, particularly of largemouth bass. There have been some notable football players that have come from Clewiston as well: Eric Green, Randy Dixon, Alfonso Marshall and Quorey Payne. Roland Martin, a professional fisherman currently resides in Clewiston. The U.S. Sugar Corporation is the largest privately owned agricultural business headquartered in Clewiston. The company farms over 187,858 acres of land in the counties of Hendry, Glades and Palm Beach. It is the largest producer of sugar cane in the United States, producing over 700,000 tons per year. In an effort to power its facilities with renewable resources, the U.S. Sugar Corporation began using resources such as sugar cane bagasse for its Breakthrough Project, in which Boiler 8 was built. Boiler 8 produces steam during the milling process by burning bagasse. Steam is co-generated into electricity on-site. In essence, each year’s cane crop provides power for both the sugar factory and U.S. Sugar’s refinery operations. U.S. Sugar is exploring building a 100 million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol facility in Clewiston. The facility would convert leftover sugarcane material into ethanol and would help Florida meet its aggressive second-generation ethanol goals.

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