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William Strasburger Cigar Co.

Dates of Operation: 1895-1901

Factory No. 80

The Strasburger cigar factory employed eight people in 1897.

Brand of Cigars Manufactured: The Big C

Joe Strasburger’s cigar factory was on the south side of the park. He sold the factory to Sam Loeb and his brother, Ben Strasburger in 1901. Loeb and Strasburger continued to operate the factory until 1903 when the partnership dissolved. 

Oskaloosa Evening Herald, November 4, 1895

Oskaloosa Evening Herald, August 29, 1894

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