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This Hungarian Migrant Worker's Wagon

 
 
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By TeamOHE, October 17, 2020
1. This Hungarian Migrant Worker's Wagon Marker
Inscription.  This Hungarian migrant worker's wagon was built in 1923 near Assumption, Ohio. This wagon was used in the 1920s and 30s.

This wagon was a mobile shelter used by sugar beet workers when hoeing. thinning, and topping the sugar beets. The farmer needing labor would pull a wagon near a beet field with a team of horses. The wagons were usually parked under a shade tree near a good water well.

Sugar beet workers and their families lived in these wagons most of the summer and the fall, until the beet harvest was complete. The majority of the sugar beet workers were from Belgium or Hungary. Eventually, many sugar beet workers and their families bought land and made this area their home.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 41° 32.475′ N, 84° 18.02′ W. Marker is in Archbold, Ohio, in Fulton County. Marker is on Ohio Route 2, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Archbold OH 43502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodcarvers Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethany United Brethren Church Bell

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By TeamOHE, October 17, 2020
2. This Hungarian Migrant Worker's Wagon Marker
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(about 400 feet away); This Log House (about 500 feet away); Log School (about 500 feet away); Covered Wagon (about 500 feet away); Lauber Shelter (about 500 feet away); Community Jail (about 600 feet away); Erie J. Sauder (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Archbold.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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