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Post Office Wilson North Carolina
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Stock #: 97155
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Wilson
State: North Carolina (NC)
County: Wilson
Publisher: Pike News Agency
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The rich, well drained land of Wilson County early brought an influx of farming folk behind their oxen and farm wagons but the town itself only had its beginning in 1849. They chose a site well as no major rivers threatened flood hazards and tall timber was readily available for constructing their dwellings and businesses. Wilson's tobacco auction market was established on September 3, 1890, when the first basket was sold for 50 per pound. Prior to this time, most of the crop had been purchased by traveling buyers who contacted the growers on the farm. Tobacco and Wilson are synonymous - the town developed into a city, the city developed into the world's largest bright leaf tobacco market, always the leader year after year.