18 April 2012

Characterization Of Colonial Tavern Owners

From the book, Stagecoach And Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle:

The [tavern] landlord of colonial days may not have been the greatest man in town, but he was certainly the best-known, often the most popular, and ever the most picturesque and cheerful figure.

Tavern in Abingdon, Washington Co., Virginia

An ancestor, Christopher Acklin, was affiliated with the tavern in the picture.

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