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A web-site produced by the East Carolina University Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection features photographs, manuscripts, and other historical materials that center on Pitt County's tobacco industry in the early 1900s. The site is part of a larger state project that will make the state's history available online. The web-site is available at
Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 34 Issue 8, Aug 2002, p22-23, il
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Tobacco was king in Pitt County during the 1940s and produced more than any other county in the state. Bright-leaf tobacco is marketed in the county and served as the second largest in the country. Five companies processed tobacco in Greenville: Export Tobacco Company, Imperial Tobacco Company, Greenville Tobacco Company, Person-Garrett Company and E. B. Ficklen Company. The tobacco was grown in neighboring towns of Farmville and Bethel. Other Greenville manufactures consisted of: Greenville Spinners, Greenville Hosiery Mill, Garriss-Evans Lumber Company, North Side Lumber Company, Eureka Lumber Company, Perkins Lumber Company, and Sellers Brick Company. There were fertilizer plants in Greenville and Farmville.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 12, Aug 1943, p18-22, 25, por
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