Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sugar Beets

Sugar Beets, Somers, Wisconsin

Sugar Beet harvest loading from farmer wagons to the railroad cars in Somers, Wisconsin.
The sugar beets were "topped" or cut in the fields, and dug with a potato lifter.  The beets were then hand thrown from the field to the wagon and often times hand shoveled from the wagon to the railroad cars.
(Source:  Original photo courtesy of Ernest "Bunkie" Tabbert.)

Kenosha News article October 21, 1947
Original news clipping submitted by Ernest "Bunkie" Tabbert.
Click on article to enlarge.

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