Tag: Post Revolution

The Whiskey Rebellion

As discussed in our post about Johnny Appleseed, hard cider and whiskey were both an important part of early frontier life.  Both could be used as a preservative, for barter and trade as well as a drink.  Whiskey was used in place of money in the western counties of Pennsylvania as coin or currency was […]

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The US’s Earliest Gold Rushes

Most people think of the gold rush as the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill, California in 1848.  However, there were at least two previous to Sutter’s Mill. The first gold rush was when gold was found in Cabarrus County, North Carolina in 1799.  Conrad Reed found a 17 pound nugget in a stream playing […]

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The Michigan Ohio War

When I say the War Between the States, most people think of the American Civil War, which began in 1861.  However, that is not the first time states in the union were at odds with each other.  An example of this was the conflict between Michigan and Ohio in 1787. The United States enacted the […]

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Publick Universal Friend

Jemima Wilkinson was born in 1752 to a Quaker family in Cumberland, Rhode Island.  Her mother died when she was twelve, and she was raised by her older sisters who taught her the traditional education of girls at that time-  riding horses, gardening, and reading the basics of Quaker theology.  Historian Stafford C. Cleveland wrote […]

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