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German Congregational Zion Church (Zion United Church of Christ)

  • Grain Factory in Sterling

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    Large numbers of Russian German immigrants were recruited as agricultural laborers to northeastern Colorado in the early twentieth century.
    Grain Factory in Sterling
  • Sugar Beet Harvest

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    Sugar beet cultivation in northeastern Colorado played a large role in the lives of many Russian German immigrants.
    Sugar Beet Harvest
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References: 

Susan Elliott, “Der Deutschen Congregationale Zion Gemeinde du Sterling” [The German Congregational Zion Church of Sterling], Colorado State Register of Historic Properties Nomination Form (May 18, 2001).

Timothy J. Kloberdanz, “People without a Country: The Russian Germans of Logan County, Colorado,” in Dale Wells, The Logan County Ledger (Logan County Historical Society, 1976).

Additional Information: 

Emma Burke Conklin, A Brief History of Logan County, Colorado, with Reminiscences by Pioneers (Denver: Welch-Haffner Printing, 1928).

Forrest Hershberger with Jenni Grubbs, Sterling, Images of America (Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2011).

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