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Jack Nicholson

May 16 Letters: Tobacco press, rape victim, Jane Fonda, sea rise

Educational role The former acting Colonial National Historic Park Service superintendent, Elaine Leslie, was wrong to insist that the whole story of slavery in Colonial America be explained in one wayside marker. The tobacco press is a machine. The function of the machine does not change based on its operators. Although historical accuracy is important, there are many examples throughout the National Park Service of less than perfectly accurate exhibits. Since there are no records of the exact location or the type of tobacco press mechanism (lever-driven vs screw-driven), it is logical to assume that either could have been used at some location near the Yorktown docks. Even if a press...

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