In 1935, Tulane Stadium in New Orleans hosted the first Sugar Bowl. Prior to 1871, Tulane's campus was located on Paul Foucher's plantation, where his father-in-law, Jean Etienne de Bore, first granulated sugar from cane syrup. Etienne de Bore's invention of the sugar granulation process led to sugar becoming Louisiana colony's primary commodity crop.
What's in a name? Now you know. Happy New Year from an Alabama historian who will be cheering on the Tide as they beat Clemson in the Sugar Bowl this evening. Roll Tide.