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Through the Leaves, a publication of Great Western Sugar Company

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v.5 1917

Essay titled "I am the Unimproved Highway"
"I am the Unimproved Highway." June, 1917, 226. (No larger image available)
Diagram depicting sugar beet root system.
Sugar Beet root system, "132 days after planting." Dec. 1917, 458.

v.12 1924

Shows several small, flat-roofed adobe houses. Says "Brush Colony."
"Typical Colonies of Beet Workers' Adobe Houses." Shows colonies in Brush, Fort Collins and Greeley. Oct., 1924, 560.
Shows small, adobe houses with trees in background. Says "Ft. Collins Colony."
Oct., 1924, 561.
Two images show workers in field. Dressed in overalls, workers stand looking at camera.
"These are the Thrifty Types of Hard-working Mexicans..." Hudson, Colorado. Oct., 1924, 563.

v.19-20 1931-1932

Two men stand in field, looking at beets lined up on ground.
"After the experience indicated by this picture, Mr. H.A. Green has determined not to be without phosphate in the future." Jan., 1932, 22.
Two images: one, a scientist measuring something in a lab; two, a few rows of sugar beets. Says "Science is Working for You!"
March, 1931, 66.
Drawing. Shows man (presumably the farmer) walking over fence to join his workers in the field.
May, 1931, 105.
Drawing. Shows hands tending a few small beet plants, then shows hands topping a big beet. "The BIG BEET at thinning time...is the BIG BEET at harvest."
Instructions for how to thin beets. May, 1931, 121.
Drawing. Sugar beet-- animated with face and arms-- sits wilting at a table. He sits in front of a table loaded with phosphate, nitrates, potash, other soil foods. Through the doorway comes a creature made out of drops of water and wearing chef hat, labeled "Mr. Irrigation Water." The beet says: "I haven't any teeth and can't eat my soil food unless it is made into SOUP." Mr. Irrigation Water says: "Why didn't you call me sooner? I can make it into soup for you!"
July, 1931, 142.

v.29-31 1941-1943

World War Two poster. Shows farmer holding up a beet, looking at planes in the background. "Your Country NEEDS Sugar Grow MORE Beets."
March, 1942, 2.
Farmer stands in beet field, holding a few beets.
This farmer got 30 tons an acre. May, 1941, 10.
Shows young woman holding a wild beet in one hand, a "tame" beet in the other. "The beet breeder studies the family traits of wild beet, like the one on the left, to find clues which will be helpful in making the tame beet, right, do a better job."
Woman holds a wild beet in one hand, a "tame" beet in the other. March, 1942, 12.
Photo shows hands next to young beet plants.
Young beet plants. July, 1941, 15.
Shows two men in the mountains, measuring the snowpack.
Snow survey. March, 1941, 34.
Family picture of the Diaz's. All ten people are well-dressed and look at the camera.
Diaz family, sugar beet workers. Nov-Dec, 1942.
Photo shows several wagonloads of people and beets waiting at depot.
"Waiting for the train--first Fort Collins beet crop on its way to Loveland factory, 1901..." May, 1941, 20.
Wellington farmers on a tractor.
Wellington farmers. May-June, 1943, 47.