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Old 09-25-2017, 09:26 AM   #1
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What did Mark Twain smoke?

There were cigar rolling operations all over the place in the US in those days. A town of significant size probably had more than two. I have an old birds eye view map of my hometown, Sheboygan, Wis., from the late 1880s. It was commissioned by local merchants so their premises are marked on the map. The town had maybe 20,000 people at the time. There were something like 5 cigar factories.
So I wonder if Twain smoked the domestic product, or preferred a fine Havana cigar?
First: So that a cigar, burn even, circularly, it needs that the tobacconist made it professionally well.

Second: That the cigar have the temperature and humidity necessary, and

Third: _________________________________? ......... (The first person that tells it to me, I will send him free, two René's cigars .

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