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The Tobacco Story



In 1977, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture produced the film The Tobacco Story at a point when tobacco production was one of South Carolina's most important cash crops. It was estimated that over 25,000 families in South Carolina made a living off some part of the tobacco industry at that time. The story, and the era in which it is set, stands in contrast to the continuing steady decline of tobacco cultivation in present day South Carolina.

The Tobacco Story provides a history of tobacco cultivation in the United States since the Colonial Era, and describes the process of farming, gathering, curing, and manufacture of the product in the 1970s.

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