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El Lector -- He Who Reads

Cigar box labels courtesy of USF Tampa, Special Collections.

Special Thanks To Our Cigar Stories Contributors:


Andy Garcia

Reading from Cristina García's "The Agüero Sisters" and Guillermo Cabrera Infante's "Holy Smoke"


Henry Aparicio • Dr. Gary Mormino • Dr. Ferdie Pacheco • Eugenia Priede • Angela Fernandez


Mixed by Jim McKee at Earwax Productions, San Francisco. • WUSF Tampa - Brian McCabe • Appelson Studios,Ft. Lauderdale - Pat Appelson • WGBH Boston - John Voci & Jane Pipik • KCRW Santa Monica - Bob Carlson • Banana Records, St.Petersburg - Doug Allen • Walter Smith


Cristina García • Tina Pacheco - 'Ybor City Remembered' • Gayla Jamison - '100 years of Ybor City' • Dr. Louis Perez Jr. • Frank Figueroa • Ferdie & Luisita Sevilla Pacheco • Wieslaw Pogorzelski • Amy Davis, UNC Folklife Collection • Dan Harrison • Paul Camp and Richard Bernardy Jr. • Jeff Klinkenberg, St. Petersburg Times • Max Salazar • Henry Medina • Willi Garcia • Jack Espinoza • Matt Barton • Mimi Roth • Rose Ferraro Fahey • Michael Weber and Summer Brenner • Doug Allen, Banana Records • Beth Camp, University of Florida Press • Jan McKee, Library of Congress


Descarga, Bruce Polin • Frank Figueroa • Dr. Louis Perez, Jr. • Arhoolie Records,Chris Strachwitz • Tim Folger • Tom Luddy • Rebecca Mauleon • Mercedes Molina


The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc., Frank Figueroa • Henry Aparicio • Henry Cordova • Samuel Proctor Oral History Program • Ybor City Museum


University South Florida, Tampa - Library- Special Collections- Paul Camp & Richard Bernardy, Jr. • Ybor City Museum, Melinda Chavez & David Alderman • Tampa City Archives, Curtis Welch • Tampa Bay History Center, Elizabeth Durham


"100 years of Ybor City" - Gayla Jamison, Lightfoot Films, Inc. • "Ybor City Remembered" Tina Pacheco • "The Flower of Tampa", "We Discovered Tampa" & " Tampa City"- Tampa Chamber of Commerce • "Carmen" Dir.Carlos Saura • " The Havana Cigar of Connoisseurs" Janson Assoc. • " The Fabulous Story of the Cuban Cigar" Palm Pictures

Special Thanks To Descarga Latin Music.

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