100 Years Ago Today: Bolshevism and Breckenridge

Summit County Journal, February 1, 1919 Naively, I thought I could brush up on Bolshevism, the Russian Revolution, Communism, the Red Army, Anarchism, and the I.W.W. circa 1919 in a couple of hours in order to write up some context for today's article. This, despite the fact that the last time I learned about any …

Continue reading 100 Years Ago Today: Bolshevism and Breckenridge

100 Years Ago Today: White Gold Saves Colorado Economy

Morgan County Republican, Volume 19, Number 4, January 24, 1919 All hail the sugar beet, aka white gold, a crop that can actually grow in Colorado's arid climate and rocky soil! In 1919 the sugar beet reached an all time high price of $10.02 per ton paid to beet farmers, which was two cents per …

Continue reading 100 Years Ago Today: White Gold Saves Colorado Economy