Washington Duke was born on December 18, 1820 in eastern Orange County, North Carolina. In 1852, Duke built a homestead on land in Durham, NC his father gave him when he married. He was drafted into the Civil War in 1864, and when he returned in 1865 he became interested in growing tobacco. By 1890 he had the largest tobacco company in the world, The American Tobacco Company. In 1911 the company was broken up by the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
We toured the Duke Homestead, but because of the rain, we did not go to any of the out buildings, only the Tobacco Museum.
The museum had a section on the history of spittoons and cuspidors. Barbara does not think I should go into great detail on that subject.
They did have this replica of the Liberty Bell built of Tobacco Leaves.
Tidbit of information: In 1924, Trinity College becomes Duke University.
Of course, you remember the logo of Lucky Strike Cigarettes, LS/MFT?