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F. W. Sallet and the Dakota Freie Presse
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By Dr. La Vern J. Rippley, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota

North Dakota History, volume 59, number 4, Pages 2-20. 1992, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, North Dakota

Reprinted with permission of the State Historical Society of North Dakota

Then there were advertisements placed by the sugar beet refineries that customarily found many of their field workers and plant operators among the German-Russians from the Volga. For example, they were invited to apply for work to Henry Smetana, Owosso Sugar Company, Owosso, Michigan. Sometimes these companies also offered land for rent or for sale through the company if the buyers would agree to raising beets for the company. If work alone was offered, then the advertisements often included provisions for free transportation and accommodations at the work site.

 

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