The summer of 1746 saw the first tobacco plantation of this town.
Here is the tobacco factory in the 1890's - by then the biggest employer in town:
First fully electrified industry in the area, 380 million cigs and 17 million cigars
produced yearly by 1913.
My greatgranddad started working there in the early 1880's at 7 years of age -
illegal, but his shift foreman hid him away whenever state inspectors arrived.
My grandmother's career in the same factory started in 1912 - she was 12
Most of the tobacco, however, was imported from Greece and Turkey.
Local strains always susceptible to frostbite, so a good home harvest was not
to always be taken for granted.
Ironically, the 'Armiro' brand cigarette was a hit over in Sweden, which lead to
the founding of a subsidiary factory in Härnösand in 1903, and the Swedish
tobacco monopoly, later known as - yeah, you guessed it - Swedish Match, came
into existence in 1915, when the Härnösand factory was sold off to them.
Yup...own dogs came back to bite this town's ass.
Me, as the full-blown conspiracy kook that I am, still think the gov's official
anti-tobacco policy (smoke-free Finland by 2040, was it..?) is about taking
open fire away from the general public (among other sub-objectives, as always).
Open flame = official gov personnel only.
Waiting for anti-wood heating and anti-candle etc etc propaganda to begin
in MSM shortly. Watch lighters and matches disappear from grocery stores ,
kiosks and gas stations. Wanna bet..? The rich and the political class worried
about my health?
- Muahhahhahhahhahhahhhh! Good one, bro'!
Controlling the food is not enough.
Slaves can still hunt or fish...gotta take away the ability to make fire and cook
meals off the strictly controlled grid.