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Hopkinsville Historian Recounts Black Patch Tobacco Wars


The black patch tobacco wars of the early 20th century pitted farmer against farmer as a group of men sworn to secrecy used destructive tactics to coerce collective action. Hopkinsville’s Pennyroyal Area Museum commemorates the war with several activities starting Friday (September 21). Official Historian for Hopkinsville and Christian County William T. Turner recounts the story of the Tobacco War  in conversation with Kate Lochte. 

For more information about the multiple events of Hopkinsville’s Tobacco War Pilgrimage September 21 through 23rd, call the Pennyroyal Area Museum at 270-887-4270 or visit

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