Newspaper clippings · Tennessee

Toddler’s smoking habits draw attention of the press

January 12, 1889
The Police Gazette publishes a story about the youngest smoker in the state of Tennessee, Wallace Lochridge

According to The Abbeville Press and Banner (Abbeville, SC), Jan. 2 1889 page 3, Wallace was a year and 10 months old when he gained fame for being the youngest smoker in Tennessee and (hopefully) the country. The boy’s father reported Wallace had been smoking since the age of 1.


Photo credit: http://policegazette.us/FromTheMorgue_Illustrations_9.html

The Abbeville Press and Banner (Abbeville, SC), Jan. 2 1889 page 3

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