Tobacco Production in New Milford



New Milford was an important regional center of tobacco production during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From 1860 to 1920, fields in the Housatonic Valley around New Milford produced some of the highest grade Havana Seed tobacco wrapper leaf in the United States. Several buildings related to tobacco, all located near the railroad tracks, still stand in the town center and each is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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