Stowers, Wallace R
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This interview is one of a series conducted concerning West Virginia business history. Mr. Conrad is a former Huntington Tobacco Market worker who relates his work experiences at the tobacco market in the 1920s. He describes the different types of tobacco brought in to sell at the market, the prices, how the product was transported and from what different areas. He talks about how young people are involved in the present day because of 4H projects, and how they raise their crop and sell it at the market. He talks about the various taxes involved, how money is made on the crop, and how the different cigarette companies get their products from tobacco markets. He also discusses restaurants around the market and fertilizers.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-313.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-313, Huntington, WV.