13 December 2011

Tobacco Grown In Kent County, Ontario, Canada, In 1861

The 1861 Ontario Census Compilation noted that tobacco was grown in Howard Twp. in Kent Co.  That intrigued me.

"Township Howard produces 55,241 lbs. tobacco."

Across the river from Kent Co., in Detroit, there was a tobacco industry.  Did they get their supply of tobacco from Canada?  According to this source, there was a relationship between Canadian tobacco and the Detroit, Michigan, tobacco industry.

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