— Positive & Progressive —
So it is with the Lungrens of Wor- land, Wyo. Adam Lungren was born in Russia and came to the United States in the early 1900s at age 10. He lived and worked in Idaho, Kansas, Ne- braska and South Dakota before fi- nally planting his roots in north central Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. There he worked the beet fields, eventually establishing his own farm.
Adam’s son, Lloyd, has clear if not always fond memories of laboring in sugarbeet fields as a child, long before mechanization, long before monogerm seed or planting to stand. “My mom sewed patches on our pants knees, and we crawled down the rows and thinned the beets with a hoe,” he attests. He also recalls the sting in his shins from nicking himself with the point of the beet topping knife.