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After discovering sugar beets on a trip to Europe, Charles Boettcher brought seeds to Colorado and found that the plains were the perfect environment for sugar beets. This new crop would prove to be one of the most important in Colorado's agricultural history; and would also attract a diverse array of workers from Mexican nationals to European immigrants and even WWII German Prisoners of War.
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