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Vicente Martinez-Ybor and the Butterfly Effect that Created Ybor City

Cigar Box King of Havana CigarsAs we get set to celebrate the bicentennial birth of Vicente Martinez-Ybor, Creative Loafing looked back on the life of Martinez-Ybor, and the long but strange true story about how a Spanish immigrant escaped war, unfair trade deals, fires and even assassination to start what soon became the Cigar Capital of the World.

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