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Stogie
A slang term for a cheroot, named after the cigar making region of Conestoga, Pennsylvania, where the inexpensive cigars were popular with wagon drivers during the 1700s.  Originally, these cigars were called 'stogas' until Marsh Wheeling introduced the Marsh Wheeling Stogie in 1848, a cigar measuring 7"" x 34rg.  The Marsh Wheeling Stogie was half the price of competing cheroots and used long filler.  (Historical Contribution by Frank Seltzer)

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