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Sugar Beet Industry Resource Set

Sugar Beet Industry Resource Set

The resource set includes additional sources to accompany the Primary Source Set and Lesson Ideas to help extend lessons and further student understanding.  Primary Source Analysis Worksheets are available on the Elementary Primary Source Sets main page.

 

Workers in a Sugar Beet Field

Workers in a Sugar Beet Field, Colorado  c.1920-1930 (Photo)

This photograph courtesy of the Denver Public Library Digital Collections.

Cultivating Sugar Beets

Cultivating Sugar Beets. Courtesy of Doing History Project - UNC. (Photo)

This is an image of workers in a sugar beet field.  The photo was taken in Colorado in the early 1900s.

Machinery Used to Process Sugar Beets

Machinery Used to Process Sugar Beets. Courtesy of Denver Public Library Digital Collection  (Photo)

View of machinery used to process sugar beets at the Holly Sugar Company in Swink (Otero County), CO, 1906.


View of Sugar Beet Dumping Station

View of Sugar Beet Dumping Station. Courtesy of Denver Public Library Digital Collection (Photo)

A dumping station at the Holly Sugar Company mill near Swink (Otero County), CO. Holly & Swink Railway cars loaded with sugar beets prepare to dump their loads onto the ground, 1904-1910.

Men watch beets pour from a D.& R.G. railroad freight car

Sugar Beets Pour from a D & R G Railroad Freight Car. Courtesy of Denver Public Library Digital Collection (Photo)

Men watch beets pour from a D.& R.G. railroad freight car at the Holly Sugar processing facility in Delta (Delta County) CO, 1920.

Horse Drawn Wagons Delivering Sugar Beets

Horse Drawn Wagons Delivering Sugar Beets. Courtesy of Denver Public Library Digital Collections (Photo)

View of horse drawn wagons delivering sugar beets to the Holly Sugar Company Mill in Swink (Otero County), CO, c. 1906.


Beet Sugar Factory in Delta, CO

Beet Sugar Factory in Delta, Colorado, between 1920 and 1930.  Courtesy of Denver Public Library Digital Collection.  (Photo)

Beet Sugar Factory in Delta, Colorado, on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. 

Nature's Quick-Energy Food Beet Sugar

Nature's Quick-Energy Food Beet Sugar. Courtesy of History Colorado. (Poster)

Seven illustrations about the aids in sensible diets: Using sugar to make fruits tempting, baked goods tender and delicious, gives cereal more flavor, makes cooking fun, provides quick energy in refreshment foods. A sound diet builds healthy, active people.

Extracting Beet Sugar

Extracting Beet Sugar. Courtesy of History Colorado. (Poster)

Used by the U.S. Sugar Beet Association to illustrate the basic steps in processing from sugar beet to beet sugar.


Windmill and Railroad Water Tower

Northern Colorado Sugar Beet Farmers Taste Sweet Times. 2009 (Newspaper Article)

Mounds of sugar beets being dumped into trucks at Western Sugar Cooperative, northeast of Greeley, that were headed to processing plants in Nebraska and Wyoming.


Child Cultivating Sugar Beets, 1915

Child Topping Sugar Beets c. 1915. (Photo)

Hine, L. W., photographer. Katie Wohn, twelve-year-old topper. Oct. 22, 1915.Location: the vicinity of Sterling,  CO. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Newspaper Article: Sugar Beet is Most Valuable Soil Renewer

Sugar Beet is Most Valuable Soil Renewer. (Newspaper Article)

Montrose Daily Press, Number 338, June 12, 1912. Courtesy of Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection.

 

Newspaper Article: Sugar Beets Pay Better Than Any Other Crop

Sugar Beets Pay Better Than Any Other Crop.  (Newspaper Article).

Leadville Daily Herald, 1918.  Courtesy of Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection.


Grow More Sugar Beets Poster, 1945

Grow More Sugar Beets c. 1945. (Newspaper Advertisement)

Published in the Palisade Tribune, Volume 42, Number 50, June 15, 1945. Courtesy of Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection.

Newspaper Article: Growth of Beet Sugar, 1901

Growth of Sugar Beets. (Newspaper Article)

Leadville Herald Democrat, 1901. Courtesy of Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection.

 

Certificate of Merit

Certificate of Merit, 1929.  (Image).

Certificate of Merit, issued by the Great Western Sugar Company.  Courtesy of the Boulder County Latino History Project.

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