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Mrs. Votruba
One of Few Kansas Women
To Manufucture Cigars


Lincoln Republican, 29 March 1917
Anna Johnson of Salina is the only woman in Kansas who manufactures cigars. She is proprietor of Cigar Factory No. 21, District of Kansas and is also the sales lady and cigar maker she is purchasing agent and distributing clerk; she is janitor and bookkeeper; in fact, Miss Johnson is the whole force. – Osborne Farmer
Mistaken again, Bro. Walker, Lincoln has had a cigar factory, run by Mrs. Votruba, for over 15 years. She is a widow and largely from her efforts in making and selling cigars, she has been able to put three boys through high school. She does the work herself and also sells the cigars.

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