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  1. In North Carolina, it is revered and respected for its support of the local economy for decades. The older farmers miss the annual tobacco auctions — which sound like a combination family reunion and county fair. Duke was Trinity College before James Buchanan Duke started spending tobacco riches on the college. Officially Duke is named for his dad.

    I’m just amazed at how many towns here are named after cigarettes: Winston, Salem…

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