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Fatty the Cigarman (tabaquero) , Anmoore WV

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:48 pm    Post subject: Fatty the Cigarman (tabaquero) , Anmoore WV Reply with quote

My mom often talks about "Fatty, the Cigarman" from Anmoore, WV.

Evidently, Fatty had a very small building people that called the "cigar factory" where he made cigars.

I think the small dilapidated building with one door and one window in the right foreground is his factory. Does anyone know about Fatty and his factory? What was his real name?

Does anyone have a photo of Fatty's mother?

You can see the old Anmoore elementary grade school in the background.



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A menudo mi madre habla de "Fatty, el Cigarman" [El Gordo, el tabaquero] de Anmoore, Virginia Occidental.

Evidentemente, El Gordo tenía un edificio muy pequeño que llamaban "la fábrica de cigarros" [¿puros?], donde hizo los cigarros.

Creo que el pequeño edificio en ruinas, con una puerta y una ventana, en el primer plano a la derecha es su fábrica. ¿Sabe alguien acerca de El Gordo y su fábrica? ¿Cuál era su verdadero nombre y apellido?

¿Alguien tiene una foto de la madre de El Gordo?

Se puede ver la vieja escuela primaria de Anmoore en el fondo.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mother verified that Fatty's cigar factory was that small building above. His name was Manuel Martínez.

His mother was Vernada, a woman who rolled and smoked her own tobacco. She used the husk from ears of corn for rolling her cigarettes (or perhaps cigars).

Does anyone have a photo of either Manuel or Vernada?

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Mi madre confirmó que la fábrica de cigarros de Fatty era el pequeño edificio que mencioné anteriormente. Se llamaba formalmente era Manuel Martínez.

Su madre era Vernada, una mujer que liaba y fumaba el tabaco. Utilizaba la farfolla de la espiga de maíz para liar sus cigarrillos (o tal vez los cigarros).

¿Alguien tiene cualquiera foto de Manuel o Vernada?
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