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Clarksville Police request Public Assistance in Burglaries in Trough Springs Area

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is asking for assistance in multiple burglaries within the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County with the most recently being in the Trough Springs Area.

The suspects are driving either a Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer with a Kentucky Temporary Tag. The vehicle is two tone blue and gray or tan on the bottom.

One of the Trough Springs Suspects.

One of the Trough Springs Suspects.

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Dr. Rick Gregory presents upcoming lecture series on Tobacco Wars

 
“Montgomery County Tobacco Farmer Holding Tobacco Leaves.”  This photo was taken in Montgomery County, Tennessee, probably near the late 1800s or early 1900s.

“Montgomery County Tobacco Farmer Holding Tobacco Leaves.” This photo was taken in Montgomery County, Tennessee, probably near the late 1800s or early 1900s.

Montgomery County farmers have prided themselves in the raising and selling of Dark Fired Tobacco for generations. In 1890 this county ranked the 6th largest tobacco raising county in the country, selling over 9 million lbs of tobacco.

Our county along with Robertson County and parts of adjoining counties in Kentucky were once part of The Eastern Dark Fired Tobacco region, or also known as the Black Patch.

The tobacco crop raised here was highly desired by the European Market, The Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain and the Regi Companies. (1.Beach)The American Tobacco Company (ATC) was formed here and took part in determining the prices of this tobacco as well as its distribution.

When the ATC began fixing prices on purchased dark fired tobacco, farmers in south-central Kentucky counties and adjoining middle Tennessee counties were no longer able to turn a profit from their tobacco. So on September 24th, 1904  just about harvesting time, these farmers formed an alliance called Dark Tobacco District Planters’ Protective Association of Kentucky and Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»

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