Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Have a Cigar

Sellersville and Perkasie are two neighboring towns in western Bucks County,PA. Back in the day(mid 1800's to early 1900's) , the towns were big cigar manufacturing areas. The tobacco was shipped in by wagon from farmers in Lancaster County. After a while, the business became so big it led to the railroads building lines to these areas to handle all the volume of tobacco being used. Many of the old cigar rolling factories still remain; this one in Perkasie is now an office building and home to Morgan Bockius studios. I thought the 5 cent cigar sign was a nice nod to the past....

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