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.
- 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: Photograph
- Dimensions (cm): 19 x 19
- Collection: Richard Sprague
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Oakfield Historical Society
PO Box 176, Oakfield, ME 04763
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