Picture JS149

Picture JS149B

Description: Washington Duke's farmhouse (circa 1852). Located four miles northwest of the village of Durham, this modest two-story, wood frame house with log kitchen in the back is a National Historic Landmark. According to the Durham Architectural and Historic Inventory, instead of shipping off his tobacco as others did, Wash Duke salvaged two mules from General William Tecumseh Sherman's supply train, hitched them to a wagon, and sold his tobacco on the roads of North Carolina. A small log barn on the Duke farm became the first "factory" in a tobacco empire that would circle the globe.

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Printed text: The Finest American Made View Post Cards--The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. Hand Colored

Filename: JS149 - JS149b

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