Apr 21, 2009

Cigar-factory memories

(YDR) - Married at 16, Betty Fife was a teenage mother struggling to find work in the depths of the Great Depression.
Inexperienced and unskilled, she had few options, until hearing about the cigar factories in Red Lion. In August 1941, she walked into J.C. Winters and Co. and left with orders to show up for work the next day.
The 86-year-old Dallastown native can describe vivid details of her first day at the factory on Pine Street -- a stretch known as "cigar row" for its many tobacco processing plants. Continued