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CCCC history students learn about tobacco farming

09.15.2014Admin, Faculty & Staff  • College & Community  • College General  • Students/Graduates  •  

CCCC history students learn about tobacco farming

SANFORD - For decades, tobacco flourished as the South's No. 1 cash crop. Even though the popularity of cigarettes began to dwindle in the 1960s, demand for domestically grown tobacco is still great enough to support a number of large farmers throughout the South. The names Harrington, Kelly and Thomas represent big tobacco production in Lee County. Patrick Kelly and his aunt, Kay Kelly, represent two sets of local Kelly family farmers. They recently spoke to an American history class at Centr ...

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