Remembering North Carolina Tobacco

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When early settlers struggled to grow anything at all in North Carolina's sandy soil, tobacco was a boon. The lives of many North Carolinians continue to revolve around the growth cycle of the tobacco plant, from laying-by to cropping and curing. In this collection of nostalgic memories, Yeargin and others reminisce about the frustrations of slugs and tar, the cropping of dew-drenched leaves, the aching beauty of a tobacco bloom and the ultimate connection of man with earth-a connection that is slowly fading with...

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Overview

When early settlers struggled to grow anything at all in North Carolina's sandy soil, tobacco was a boon. The lives of many North Carolinians continue to revolve around the growth cycle of the tobacco plant, from laying-by to cropping and curing. In this collection of nostalgic memories, Yeargin and others reminisce about the frustrations of slugs and tar, the cropping of dew-drenched leaves, the aching beauty of a tobacco bloom and the ultimate connection of man with earth-a connection that is slowly fading with each new generation.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781596294332
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 3/14/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     9
Tobacco Farming: I Hated It! But, After All, I Loved It     13
The Things That Made Me Who I Am     17
The Thirteen-Month Crop     23
Tobacco Cultivation     29
The Tobacco Auctioneer     39
The Warehouse Scene     51
A Shocking Experience     59
I Tried to Kill Ray Jones     61
Which One Got the Girl?     67
Mules and Memories     71
Santa Claus Died     75
A Rich Family Heritage     79
As I Look Back     85
I Remember     91
The Good Life     103
Mary Sharon Thompson: A Lifetime of Memories     117
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