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The patriarch of Duke Homestead was Washington Duke, an Orange County farmer whose chance discovery that Union troops were eagerly sampling local Bright Leaf tobacco led him to the canny decision to market this "golden weed." His vision--along with the soldiers' fond memories--helped Duke and other from americanheritage.com
When North Carolina became the last state to secede from the Union in May 1861, Washington Duke’s small farm and homestead here consisted of more than 300 acres. He grew typical crops such as corn, wheat, oats, and sweet potatoes, and had raised cotton as a cash crop until it failed in the 1850s... from hmdb.org
he museum gives visitors a glimpse into the history of the family whose name became synonymous with the tobacco industry in America. Our online tour will give the viewer the opportunity to see the ancestral home of the Duke family and learn about the tobacco manufacturing that built its financial e from museumland.net
In 1890 Washington Duke's son, James B. Duke, organized the American Tobacco Company, preeminent in its time. The family's frame house, reconstructed small tobacco factory of log construction, and frame third factory (c. 1852-74) remain. from cr.nps
National Historic Landmark where Washington Duke started his successful tobacco empire. Duke family's mid-1800s home, tobacco barns, original factory, and museum showcase the beginnings of the modern day tobacco industry. from visitnc.com
Home of the creator of one of the first tobacco product manufacturers, featuring activities that demonstrate tobacco farming and manufacturing techniques. Included are the main house from stepintohistory.com