• By Natalia Tuchina
  • Posted Tuesday, May 3, 2011

When Tobacco Was King in the Piedmont

In an era before diversification became a catchword for modern economies, before regulations governed industry, one crop built, and has become the foundation for economic success in Piedmont North Carolina. That crop was tobacco

Clarke Stephens will discuss the history of the tobacco industry in the Piedmont of North Carolina and Virginia and tobacco companies and their products of the early 1800’s through 1950s. A few products will be on display and discussed during the presentation. Sponsored by the Walkertown Area Historical Society.

Walkertown Library
May 17th at 6:30 pm

Photo credit: the Plummer Vanhoy family

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