This Ethnic Series was designed by Barbara Hawthorne. In 1999
Barbara completed a cultural and historical thesis at Colorado
State University on the first and second generation
Mexican-American ethnic population in the South Platte River
Valley of northern Colorado. Her research provides an in-depth study of the Mexican-American in the Valley and a brief history of the
German-Russian ethnic group. These particular
populations contributed to the necessary labor force for sugar
beet agriculture and the beet sugar industry that were so
important to the agricultural development in northern Colorado
from the early 1900s until the 1960s. We invite anyone who may
have information and/or photographs concerning this topic to
contact Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, Lucy Burris, an engineer at Agilent and
volunteer for the Archive, completed an archeology class project
the summer of 2000 on the Native Americans in northern Colorado.
We have added her report to this series. By continually adding to
this design, a more detailed understanding of the cultural
history of northern Colorado can be achieved.