This Hungarian Migrant Worker's Wagon
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
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.