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The Mail Pouch ad campaign dated back to 1897, when Aaron and Samuel Bloch decided to test the market for a by-product produced in their Wheeling, West Virginia stogie plant. Farmers helped to advertise the experimental chewing tobacco on their barns, in exchange for tobacco as payment. After the program ended, the painted barns discontinued and they are now recognized as a vanishing American folk art.
Three decades ago, when President Eisenhower proposed a national system of defense highways, no one dreamed that it would take this long to complete Interstate 40 from the western North Carolina mountains to the coast. Now, funds for completion of I-40 from Raleigh to Wilmington are coming available. The completed highway is expected to drastically improve economic development in eastern North Carolina.