Wisconsin's Tobacco Land Historical Marker
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 42° 49.126 W 089° 04.310
16T E 330629 N 4742771
Quick Description: The Wisconsin's Tobacco Land Historical Marker is a half mile south of Edgerton on Hwy 51.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2007 5:39:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM2C41
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 33

Long Description:
"Wisconsin's first commercial tobacco was raised in Dane and Rock counties by cousins Orrin and Ralph Pomeroy in 1854. Grown as a cash crop to supllement dairy income, Wisconsin tobacco is used as a binder in making cigars. Because of the large amount of hand labor, the areas planted are small, usually two to five acres. In late April the seed is sown in the steam-sterilized soil of long white muslin-covered seedbeds, and transplanting to the field is done by machine in June. The plants are cut and speared on lath in August and are hung in the long unpainted sheds to cure for two to three months. "Case weather" (fog or rain) in late fall conditions the leaf so that it can be stripped from stalks and baled for market. About 100 miles to the northwest, in Vernon and surrounding counties, tobacco production bagan in the 1880s and is an important crop today.

Erected 1961"
County: Rock

Location: Wayside

MarkerID: 109

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