1947

Our grandfather on the Hoffman farmed on the west of Johnstown. He was successful in growing shelling beans, a small amount of shelling peas, and sugar beets. With sugar beets being the cash crop of this era. With the repeal of prohibition, he was one of the first in the area to start growing 2-row Moravian barley for the Coors Brewing Company in Golden, CO. He would haul the barely in an old Studebaker truck from Johnstown to Golden during harvest, before any of the grain receiving stations were built in Johnstown, and eventually near Longmont.


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