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Term: tobacco industry

Definition:

One of the earliest and most enduring of Wisconsin's specialty crops, tobacco was first sold commercially in the 1850s. Tobacco boomed during the Civil War when the secession of the south created a strong market for the crop. By the 1880s, tobacco was grown across southern Dane county and in Rock and Jefferson counties. A second area of production developed in Vernon and Crawford counties in the 1900s.  Tobacco prices fell during the Depression but the Agricultural Adjustment Act helped to solidify the market by restricting the number of acres in production. Although tobacco cultivation was not native to Norwegians, they soon became strongly associated with it due to the large number of immigrants who worked on tobacco farms.

View pictures relating to tobacco at Wisconsin Historical Images. 

[Source: Wisconsin's Cultural Resources Study Units, Wisconsin Historical Society]

71 records found

tabac (Fr.)
tackle (maritime)
tactics (Civil War)
Tadoussac
Taft-Harltey Act
Tamarois
tank top (maritime)
tanning and leather processing
taps and dies (maritime)
tassels (farming)
Taways
Tchidouakouongues
Tell Sharpshooters (Civil War)
temperance
temperance movement in Wisconsin
ten-foot (railroads)
termination
terra cotta (architecture)
terrace (farming)
territorial governor
territory
tertiary strata (mining)
theaters in Wisconsin
Third Ward fire (Milwaukee, 1892)
through platform (railroads)
Tigers (Civil War)
timber frame (architecture)
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1622-1699
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1700-1749
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1750-1783
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1784-1835
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1900 -1999
Tionnontate
Titanic (Wisconsin passengers)
tobacco industry
toise (Fr.)
top-loader (logging)
topmast (maritime)
tornadoes in Wisconsin
tourism in Wisconsin
Tow-head (logging)
Tow-team (logging)
township
trade unions in Wisconsin
trainman (railroads)
transition rocks (mining)
transom (maritime)
trap, or trapean rocks (mining)
traverse
Travois (logging)
Treaty of 1825 (Prairie du Chien)
Treaty of 1827 (Butte des Morts)
Treaty of 1829 (Prairie du Chien)
Treaty of 1832 (Fort Armstrong)
Treaty of 1833 (Chicago)
Tredway Pumas (Civil War)
Tredway Rifles (Civil War)
Trees for Tomorrow
Trek Bicycle Corporation
trench (farming)
Trip-boom (logging)
triple-expansion steam engine (maritime)
Trough-roof (logging)
Troupes de la Marine (Compagnies Franches de la Ma
trunk (maritime)
tug; tugboat (maritime)
Turn (logging)
turn of the bilge (maritime)
turntable (railroads)
typewriter

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