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Shade Tobacco Sheds in Connecticut Winter

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Connecticut Winter

Connecticut is known for farming and growing shade tobacco. Some of you may recall (ok, most won’t) the movie “Parrish” that came out in 1961. I was just a kid, but I remember seeing it. It starred Troy Donahue, Claudette Colbert and Connie Stevens. Many parts of the movie were filmed on location, in Windsor, Connecticut.

Windsor is the oldest town in Connecticut.

This photo (and others to be posted in future Wordless Wednesdays) are of the tobacco sheds in Windsor.  In the summer, the sides of the sheds open up to dry the tobacco leaves.
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13 comments

  1. That’s interesting about the tobacco. It also makes me wish we had some snow
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  2. What a gorgeous picture and a cool info!
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  3. So pretty. I always love it when your picture posts pop up in my Google reader because I know it’s going to be something beautiful to see. :)
    .-= Janessa´s last blog ..Winter blahs… =-.

  4. That is so cool!
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  5. I love the history behind all of your barn photos. Beautiful pic!
    .-= Candy @ Serendipity Mommy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Happy 14th Anniversary =-.

  6. I think of tobacco as something that’s grown in the south. It would never have occurred to me that it even could be grown in Connecticut.

    I left a link in your other linky today (for Karissa) by mistake. Could you delete it for me?
    .-= Tara @ Feels like home´s last blog ..Fun for Kids at the Pennsylvania Farm Show =-.

  7. Very interesting! You know, I don’t know that much about Connecticut. Though how many of us remember Connie Stephens and Troy Donahue? Actually, how many people would remember 77 Sunset Strip! I loved that show!
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  8. I love your wordless Wednesdays, it’s like traveling for me!

  9. I’m with Brandy your WW are like traveling – so awesome!

  10. My hubby worked in the tobacco fields in CT in 1958-1959 (he was just a teenager then) and remembers them well.
    This photo brought back memories for him… it was a rough job for him and really HOT, because it was in the summer picking the leaves. He still smokes an occasional cigar now and then and loves to see the ones wrapped in CT tobacco leaves.
    I tease him because I ask him, “How old was I then?” And his reply, “Yeah, yeah, you weren’t even born yet!!” I wasn’t born until 1965!! Running gag with us… But I love him to pieces… he is my soulmate!
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  11. Hi Lorie!
    My cousin lived in East Windsor and many of the teenagers back in the 60s picked tobacco for a summer job. I don’t think that the local kids today do it anymore. I can believe that it was hard work and hot in the summer!

  12. Hi Judy ~
    I definitely remember 77 Sunset Strip! Who could forget that show! Showing my age!

  13. Love the photo.It’s so cool

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