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history of tobacco production in the Connecticut Valley

Elizabeth Ramsey

history of tobacco production in the Connecticut Valley

by Elizabeth Ramsey

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Published by The Dept. of history of Smith college in Northampton, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Connecticut.
    • Subjects:
    • Tobacco -- Connecticut

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 190-206.

      Statementby Elizabeth Ramsey.
      SeriesSmith College studies in history,, vol. xv, no. 3-4. April-July 1930
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9137.C8 R3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 p. l., p. 95-206.
      Number of Pages206
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6745794M
      LC Control Number30020118
      OCLC/WorldCa1879373

      The history of tobacco production in the Connecticut Valley / by Elizabeth Ramsey Historic towns of the Connecticut river valley The Connecticut River and the valley of the Connecticut: three hundred and fifty miles from mountain to. Connecticut shade tobacco is a tobacco grown under shade in the Connecticut River valley of the U.S. states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and southernmost Vermont, and is used primarily for binder and wrapper for premium cigars.. History. Tobacco farming in the Connecticut River valley has a long history. When the first settlers came to the valley in the s, tobacco was already being grown.

      A Brief History in Connecticut Tobacco. Connecticut tobacco is as American as you can get. When the early settlers came to the town of Windsor, CT in the early s, the Native Americans had already been cultivating the coveted crop for generations. Mobility, farmworkers, and Connecticut's tobacco valley, – Article in Journal of Historical Geography 36(2) April with 21 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Blake Harrison.

      Cigar tobacco runs in the blood of Connecticut River Valley farmers. Delve into the surprising history of the region's most iconic crop, all the way back to early Native American uses and the boom of the Civil War. Though fashionable in the s.   Yet it’s the Connecticut River Valley’s 15 daily hours of summer sun and nutrient-rich soil that make tobacco grow so well here. Such ideal conditions, though, do not make farming it .


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Price Author: Ramsey. History of tobacco production in the Connecticut Valley. Northampton, Mass., Dept. of history of Smith college [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors /. Cigar tobacco runs in the blood of Connecticut River Valley farmers.

Delve into the surprising history of the region's most iconic crop, all the way back to early Native American uses and the boom of the Civil War. Though fashionable in the s, the popularity of cigars declined a decade later, nearly destroying the region's tobacco : TheHistoryPress.

History of tobacco production in Connecticut. [New Haven] Published for the Tercentenary Commission by the Yale University Press, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Francis McDonald; Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut.

Committee on. Tobacco farming in the Connecticut Valley has an extensive history. 17th Century - 19th Century When the first European settlers arrived in the valley in the s, tobacco was already being grown by Native Americans.

Her recent book on the history of Connecticut River Valley tobacco will be the focus of her talk, starting with New England's Early Wooded period from B.C. to B.C. When that did occur, production was concen- trated in a stretch of the long, winding valley through which the Connecticut River flows.

TOBACCO IN MASSACHUSETTS TODAY T he Valley tobaccos The agriculture of tobacco in the Bay State is insep- arably linked with that of Connecticut. For over a hun- dred years excellent cigar leaf has been produced. We are excited to say that our second book Tobacco Sheds: Vanishing Treasures of the Connecticut River Valley has just been released.

In addition, we were lucky enough to win An Archie Green Grant from the Library of Congress to collect the oral history of tobacco workers in the Valley. The major reason for tobacco's growing popularity in Europe was its supposed healing properties. Europeans believed that tobacco could cure almost anything, from bad breath to cancer.

InA Spanish doctor named Nicolas Monardes wrote a book about the history. "Connecticut Valley Tobacco" is a well told and easily read history of the tobacco industry in that particular stretch of farmland know as the "Connecticut Valley." And it is no coincidence that I would be drawn to this book/5(4).

During the s, Connecticut River Valley tobacco farmers felt the tide turn. General Cigar Co. introduced a machine that mixed a paste of tobacco scraps formed into sheets of pressed tobacco. General Cigar Co. introduced a machine that mixed a paste of tobacco scraps formed into sheets of pressed : Nancy Tappan.

Acreage devoted to tobacco production in the valley peaked in at 30, acres under cultivation. This year, between 2, and 2, acres grow tobacco in the valley. William and Henry Hunting established shade tobacco production in in the East Wallop section of town and were later bought out by the Consolidated Tobacco Corporation (now Altadis) who sold or closed most of it's operations.

The History of Tobacco Production in Connecticut. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, Book is not available online, but was a reference on the first link to the tobacco Industry section. This document offers great insight into the tobacco industry up to It tracks the sources of labor and puts into context the influence of the labor within the historical period.

Tobacco and tobacco-related products have a long history that stretches back to 6, BC. The plant today known as tobacco, or Nicotiana tabacum, is a member of the nicotiana genus – a close relative to the poisonous nightshade and could previously only be found in the Americas.

Cigar tobacco runs in the blood of Connecticut River Valley farmers. Delve into the surprising history of the region’s most iconic crop, all the way back to early Native American uses and the boom of the Civil War.

Though fashionable in the s, the popularity of cigars declined a decade later, nearly destroying the region’s tobacco industry. Just as surely as they had planted and tended the crops in Tobacco Valley, Puerto Rican farm workers began to put down their own roots in Hartford and other cities throughout Connecticut.

Together, with other Puerto Rican migrants who had come to labor in factories, these former agricultural workers helped form the nuclei of entirely new. Marcus Floyd, the USDA’s leading tobacco expert at the time and a Florida native, came to Connecticut to oversee the first crop of this experimental tobacco known as shade tobacco.

The product proved equal to the imported leaf. Fifty acres was put into the production of shade tobacco. Beginning inConnecticut farmers imported tobacco seeds from Virginia and by the midth century the "Tobacco Valley," which ran from Springfield, Massachusetts, to Hartford, Connecticut, had become a center for cash-crop production.

Abstract The Connecticut Valley Tobacco Growers Association was a cooperative of tobacco growers that operated in Connecticut and Massachusetts during the early part of the twentieth century.

The collection consists of the Association's records and printed materials which provide insight into the tobacco industry in Connecticut. Anderson, Tobacco Culture in Connecticut (note 13), –; Ramsey, The History of Tobacco Production in the Connecticut Valley (note 12), – McDonald, The History of Tobacco Production in Connecticut (note 12), 23– For an extended discussion of this point, see Fiege, Irrigated Eden (note 7).

21Cited by: 2. Cigar tobacco runs in the blood of Connecticut River Valley farmers. Delve into the surprising history of the region's most iconic crop, all the way back to early Native American uses and the boom of the Civil War.

Though fashionable in the s, the popularity of cigars declined a decade Brand: History Press, The.Connecticut Yankees are a no-nonsense, superstitious lot, and that tradition lives strong inside the tobacco barns lining the Connecticut River Valley. "We don't have a touch of blue mold this year," says Stanton Brown, the patriarch of H.F.

Brown Inc., which planted its first Connecticut-shade crop in Author: David Savona.