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Preserve your place in Owen’s tobacco heritage

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Group will record memories as part of preservation project

By The Staff

Members of our Tobacco Heritage Committee have had the privilege of interviewing men and women who have devoted their lives to farming in Owen County. In addition to learning the details about raising tobacco, sheep, cattle, and operating a dairy farm, did you know?

• A young farmer currently raises 207 acres of tobacco and says he enjoys the freedom of farming.

• One farmer said he could cut 1,500 sticks of tobacco a day when he was younger. It wasn’t unusual for cutters to have friendly competitions while cutting tobacco.


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