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Schiege Cigar Factory

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Round Top, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 3' 50.05137999996", -96° 41' 53.51463999996"
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    By 1859 the U.S. was importing 900 million cigars yearly, mainly from Germany. Tariffs, levied on imported cigars beginning 1862, resulted in a dramatic increase in domestic cigar manufacturing. Tobacco was still an important cash crop when Charles Schiege, Jr., erected a one-room frame cigar factory here in 1882. The factory's roadside facade bore a sign reading cigars & tobaccos. Factory workers made the cigars by hand and mainly from U.S. domestic tobaccos. Schiege marketed his cigars under a variety of labels, including Texas Star, until 1932 when he closed the factory. Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845-1995

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Schiege Cigar Factory Historical Marker Location Map, Round Top, Texas