From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Major Tobacco Growing Areas, 1923

The world's most important tobacco producing regions in the early 1920s



Millions Nation
of Pounds or State
--------- ---------
470 Kentucky
450 British India
320 North Carolina
220 Austria Hungary
140 Virginia
130 Java
95 Japan
90 Tennessee
80 South Carolina
75 Ohio
74 Germany
72 Turkey (European)
65 Philippine Islands
60 Wisconsin
59 Brazil
58 Cuba
55 Pennsylvania
48 Sumatra
42 Connecticut
40 San Domingo
35 Maryland
25 Georgia
22 Massachusetts
20 Indiana
18 West Virginia
10 Florida


Source: The New Agriculture for High Schools by Kary Cadmus Davis, Ph. D., published by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, in 1923. From the chapter titled "Tobacco Products" (p. 218.)

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2 comments:

John Ruberry said...

Connecticut? Massachusetts?

Genevieve said...

It's hard to believe, isn't it?! But the book explains that the soil is more important than the climate.

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