History of Tobacco Industry in Connecticut

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History of Tobacco Industry in Connecticut

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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At its peak in 1955 as many as 15,000 season jobs were on Connecticut’s tobacco land. Workers aged 14 to 16 may work only in agriculture and did work on these tobacco farms. Many from Bristol and surrounding towns found work at these tobacco farms in the summer. From this area workers found work at two farms. A bus would pick the workers up and deliver them to one of these farms. This seasonal work on Connecticut’s shade tobacco would begin after July 4th. This expensive and pampered type grown nowhere else in the United States has wrapped most of the country’s cigars for decades. The Woodford Farm was one of the two farms that the youth from Bristol worked at. The Woodford Farm is Connecticut’s 10th oldest family run farm being continuously run by members of the Woodford family since 1666. Janet Carville, a direct descendant of the Woodford/Carville families will talk at the Bristol Historical Society on July 20th at 7:00.

The cost is $5 for non-members, free to members and the room at BHS is air conditioned.

Bristol Historical Society
98 Summer Street
Bristol, CT 06010 United States

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