Cigar Manufacturing
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 32.910 W 096° 43.604
14T E 683636 N 4824238
Quick Description: Between 1870 and 1920 Philips Ave. was the center of a thriving cigar manufacturing industry.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/14/2006 10:18:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMCJH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
Cigar manufacturing was considered a highly respectable business since the public viewed cigars as a healthful product that conveyed pleasure and status. City leaders believed that the presence of cigar makers labeled Sioux Falls as progressive and attractive to settlers.
Cigar factories usually have large windows to bring in natural light but the windows are never open because it would dry out the tobacco. Conditions inside the factory were stuffy, smelly and hot.
Cigars sold for a penny, dime, nickel or a quarter depending on the size and quality. Most of the cigars sold in Sioux Falls were nickel size and were sold to local business men walk ins.
The local cigar industry ended in 1920's when the bigger cigar companies in the east were able to buy the expensive rolling machines. By the 1930's all traces of cigar manufacturing were gone in Sioux Falls.
Marker Name: Cigar Manufacturing

Marker Type: City

Marker Text: Not listed

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