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"A WAY OF LIFE: Asheville resident Lena Zimmerman, the Farmer’s Federation “Tobacco Queen” for 1946. For many farmers in the region, tobacco played an important role in supplementing income and other farm endeavors. “You could always tell when the economy was bad, because more tobacco was grown to balance income,” says the USDA’s Charlie Zink. Photo via North Carolina Collection, Pack Memorial Public Library, Asheville, North Carolina"…

"A WAY OF LIFE: Asheville resident Lena Zimmerman, the Farmer’s Federation “Tobacco Queen” for 1946. For many farmers in the region, tobacco played an important role in supplementing income and other farm endeavors. “You could always tell when the economy was bad, because more tobacco was grown to balance income,” says the USDA’s Charlie Zink. Photo via North Carolina Collection, Pack Memorial Public Library, Asheville, North Carolina"…