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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Marlboro cigarette maker Altria Group Inc. (through its better-known subsidiary Philip Morris USA) sold its 18,000-acre cow-calf operation and dude ranch near Clyde Park, Montana.



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...Marlboro's Crazy Mountain Ranch was often used for corporate events as well as a prize in annual contests for loyal customers. Who wouldn't want an all-expenses-paid trip to a beautiful Montana ranch complete with an Old Western Town with 20 buildings, including a saloon, hotel and spa?

One of the largest properties in the area, locals generally regarded the dude ranch "as a quirky but generally benign and light-on-the-landscape operation that was hit pretty hard by COVID-19," according to a Montana Free Press article exploring the future of the Crazy Mountains....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-07-28 10:39 AM | Reply

Most of the adult men and quite a few of the women I knew growing up in the 80's smoked. And for the men it was usually Camel or Marlboro. When I got to Jr High some of the kids I knew had started. Now almost no one I know smokes actual cigarettes. I forget that people still do that and it catches me off-guard nearly every time I see a friend light up.

#2 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-07-28 01:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's still very common in Europe and the middle east.

#3 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-07-28 03:00 PM | Reply

#3 And thank goodness for that it keeps my $MO 7.23% dividend rolling in.

#4 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-07-28 03:04 PM | Reply

I started out on Marlboro when I was 11. Went through various brands until I quit 30 years later. Now I've been a non-tobacco smoker almost as long as I was a tobacco smoker.

I only burn tobacco for ceremonial purposes.

#5 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-07-28 10:56 PM | Reply

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