Tobacco Farmers Unite

Tobacco Farmers Unite (HM1YDG)

Location: Guthrie, KY 42234 Todd County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 38.855', W 87° 9.925'

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(Side One)
Farmers throughout Western Ky. and northern Tn. gathered in Guthrie on Sept. 24, 1904, in response to the tobacco growers' economic hardship. Five thousand farmers participated in the formation of a cooperative to pool their crops in opposition to price-fixing by James Duke and the American Tobacco Co. Two more Guthrie rallies in 1905-06.
(Side Two)
The Planters Protective Association advocated state & federal policies more responsive to farmers needs. On May 29, 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the American Tobacco Co. violated the Sherman Antitrust Act & directed James Duke to bust up his operation. Tobacco prices began to climb. The association was disbanded in 1914.
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HM NumberHM1YDG
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 485214 N 4055791
Decimal Degrees36.64758333, -87.16541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 38.855', W 87° 9.925'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 38' 51.3" N, 87° 9' 55.5" W
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Area Code(s)270, 931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 202-298 US-41, Guthrie KY 42234, US
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