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Records of the Great Western Sugar Company

Color postcard showing lines of wagons heading down a road.
Postcard, no date. "Sugar Beets on the Way to the Factory."
Fort Collins sugar beet factory. Shows railroad tracks and road passing alongside the factory.
"Fort Collins Factory--The Great Western Sugar Co."
Feed lot next to Fort Collins sugar beet factory.
"Feeding Beet Pulp to Cattle, Fort Collins Factory, the Great Western Sugar Co."
Shows two men using machinary to work with a pile of beets.
"Hired men on machine and tractor."
Shows on man on a tractor.
"Fall Plowing, 1933, Conrad Fritzler, Fort Collins."
Action shot: several workers are dispersed through a field, bending over to top sugar beets.
Topping beets.
Substantial two-story brick house and large trees next to a flat field. In far distance, snowy Longs Peak is visible.
"Fort Collins Timberline Farm"
Several men in a beet field pose next to a mechanical harvester.
"Mechanical Harvest of Beets now a Common Practice." (no date)
Cold weather scene: one man rides a tractor; another man rides a horse-drawn spreader. The trees are bare and the men are dressed for chilly weather.
"Frank E. Baker on Spreader; Pete Lozano on tractor. Fort Collins, 1943."
Colored postcard, no date. Fort Collins sugar factory. Show mounds of beet pulp in front of factory. People and horse give perspective to the size of the sugar mounds.
Postcard, no date. Fort Collins sugar factory. Shows piles of beet pulp in front of factory.
Truck is loaded with bags of sugar, bunting, and a picture of a farmer. Sign says "The yield of sugar from one acre of beets in Morgan County is on this truck...5600 pounds." Farmer in picture says: "We all benefit when you demand our GW brand by name."
"The yield of sugar from one acre of beets in Morgan County is on this truck...5600 lbs."
Fort Morgan factory with piles of beets in front. Smokestack issues smoke.
Fort Morgan sugar Factory.
A man and a woman stand in a beet field, looking at the camera. The woman holds two mature sugar beets.
Fort Morgan sugar beet field.
Two men in beet field: one sits on the John Deere Beet Harvester, one stands behind.
"October 2, 1942. John Deere Beet Harvester in John Hilgenberg's field northeast of Fort Collins. Left to Right: Ernest M. Mervine, Agricultural Engineer, USDA, Floyd Hilgenberg."