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Tobacco Pouches – Detroit 1890’s to 1930’s

Scotten Dillon was a major manufacturer of plug, chewing and smoking tobacco (except cigarettes). Established by Daniel Scotten in 1852, the business was relocated in 1876 from Cadillac Square to a large factory at the south east corner of West Fort Street and Campau Street (the present Scotten Street) By the 1890s, the firm employed 1,200 workers.

The company remained in Detroit until 1969, when they moved to Gallipolis, Ohio. The buildings were torn down in 1971.*

*from Wikimapia