Sugar Beet Industry Resource Set
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This photograph courtesy of the Denver Public Library Digital Collections.
This is an image of workers in a sugar beet field. The photo was taken in Colorado in the early 1900s.
View of machinery used to process sugar beets at the Holly Sugar Company in Swink (Otero County), CO, 1906.
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 at the Holly Sugar processing facility in Delta (Delta County) CO, 1920.
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, Colorado, on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad.
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.
Used by the U.S. Sugar Beet Association to illustrate the basic steps in processing from sugar beet to beet sugar.
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.
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.
Montrose Daily Press, Number 338, June 12, 1912. Courtesy of Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection.
Leadville Daily Herald, 1918. Courtesy of Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection.
Published in the Palisade Tribune, Volume 42, Number 50, June 15, 1945. Courtesy of Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection.
Leadville Herald Democrat, 1901. Courtesy of Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection.
Certificate of Merit, issued by the Great Western Sugar Company. Courtesy of the Boulder County Latino History Project.