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1879

Aaron and Samuel Bloch ran a small grocery and dry goods store in Wheeling and began producing chewing tobacco

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1909

West Virginia tobacco production peaked at 14,400,000 pounds

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1912

The Huntington tobacco warehouse opened

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1950

West Virginia tobacco production was at 4,000,000 pounds

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1983

Tobacco was the second most valuable farm crop in West Virginia

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1994

West Virginia became the third state to file suit against the tobacco industry to recover costs for smoking-related illnesses

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1998

The Huntington Tobacco Warehouse closed its doors

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2001

Marsh Wheeling Stogies stopped making cigars

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2002

West Virginia tobacco production was at 1,874,110 pounds

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2003

The value of West Virginia tobacco crop dropped to $3,710,000

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2004

West Virginia's share of the tobacco company settlement was $63 million

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