Only a Stogie from Wheeling Can Be a Wheeling Stogie
No, this headline is not meant to be a tribute to the late great Yogi Berra, though it sounds like something he might have said. In fact, this is federal law.
Indeed, by federal law, for a stogie to be called a “Wheeling Stogie” it must be made in Wheeling.
Boston, July 6, 1899, in the United States Circuit Court, Judge Colt handed down a decision holding that, “stogies bearing the name of ‘Wheeling’ or ‘Wheeling Stogies’, could not be manufactured in Boston or elsewhere other than Wheeling and sold as ‘Wheeling Stogies’.”