Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tobacco's roots run deep in the Piedmont

(GoDanRiver) Tobacco, for good and ill, shaped the history and culture of Piedmont Virginia and North Carolina.
Its reach extends back to colonial times. Tobacco was the first real cash crop. English colonists grew it and shipped it back home.
They planted it everywhere, even along the streets in Jamestown. Continued

Pictures: Top: Tobacco Warehouse, Danville, VA. Inset: "A tobacco drinker, 1623." (Library of Congress).

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