Mule Day, (Calvary, Georgia)
The Lions Club in Calvary, Georgia, sponsors an annual Mule Day. This is a phenomenally successful event, attracting about 600 vendors and tens of thousands of people. A focus of the day is production of sugar-cane syrup, which they do with both horse mill & kettle as well as with power mill and evaporator. Syrup is also produced for several days leading up to the event. Many people favor their syrup, and some purchase it by the case. (My thanks to Mr. Robert Lee for identifying the mills and explaining the process.)
The warming pan (Slide 16) holds the juice before it goes into the copper evaporator. Slide 17 puts the warming pan in the background and the "syrup end" of the copper evaporator in the foreground. Slides 18 and 19 are full views of the evaporator pan.