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Hostages Taken on Chartiers Creek

The old Motorist crossing the Thornburg Bridge on route 60 over Chartiers Creek next Saturday, July 12 will be unaware of what happened 237 years ago in 1780, just downstream from the bridge. Up the bank of Chartiers Creek on

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Drinking in an 18th Century Tavern

Drinking in an 18th Century Tavern The following list covers the various drinks found listed in the Old Stone Tavern’s accounts ledger dated from 1793 through 1797: Butter Milk toddy Sling Mint sling Wine sling Cherry sling Cherry grog Cherry

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This is a Revolutionary Bar

As Pittsburgh just celebrated the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July I wonder if they ever think about the ratification of the Constitution on June 21, 1788. Two men who had accounts in the ledger

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WHY SAVE THE OLD STONE TAVERN?

Originally I wanted to save a privately owned business from the wrecking ball especially a tavern. Then I was informed that this tavern had great historical significance to Western Pennsylvania and, in fact, to the USA. Not only does this

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Historic Person: John Morrow

John Morrow was the tavern keeper in our ledger. When his first wife died and he remarried Agnes Lesnett the widow of Vance. Janet Wood is a descendant of Christian Lesnett, the father of Agnes Lesnett. So one of our

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Historic Person: John Woods

John Woods our “spy” in the Whiskey Rebellion listed as a  veteran of the American Revolution in the “Invalid Corp”. The Invalid Corp was for men who were unable to serve due to illness, injury or served in non-combatant capacity.

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