History In the Valley: Cigarette Rolling Machine - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

History In the Valley: Cigarette Rolling Machine

Love it or leave it--- smoking tobacco played a huge role in Virginia's agricultural and economic development in the 1800s.

Hand-rolling cigarettes was a painstaking process. But a local man invented the machine that would change everything.

Jeanne Bollendorf from the Historical Society of Western Virginia explains.

 

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