Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

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Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975

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Sugar beets being loaded from a bulk truck to a Bangor and Aroostook gondola car.

In the 1970s, potato farmers in Aroostook County grew sugar beets as a rotation crop with potatoes. While a promising concept, scheduling problems arose when both potatoes and sugar beets needed to be harvested at the same time.

Sugar beets consequently fell out of favor.

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About This Item

  • Title: Loading sugar beets, Aroostook County, ca. 1975
  • Creator: Sprague, Richard W.
  • Creation Date: circa 1975
  • Subject Date: circa 1975
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 19 cm x 19 cm
  • Collection: Richard Sprague
  • Object Type: Image

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Oakfield Historical Society
PO Box 176, Oakfield, ME 04763
(207) 757-8575

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