Stage-Coach and Tavern Days

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Heritage Books, 2009 - History - 449 pages
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A comprehensive study, both light-hearted and serious, of the enormous role of taverns and modes of travel in colonial culture. Some of the chapters discuss the Puritan ordinary, the tavern landlord, tavern fare and tavern ways, signs and symbols, the tav
 

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Contents

Chapter Page I The Puritan Ordinary i
1
Oldtime Taverns
30
The Tavern Landlord
62
Tavern Fare and Tavern Ways
76
Killdevil and its Affines
100
Small Drink
121
Signs and Symbols
138
The Tavern in War
170
Packhorse and Conestoga Wagon
241
Early Stagecoaches and Other Vehicles
253
Two Stage Veterans of Massachusetts
291
A Staging Centre 38
308
The Stagedriver 32
320
The Romance of the Road 34
340
The Pains of Stagecoach Travel
361
Knights of the Road
373

The Tavern Panorama
194
From Path to Turnpike
223
Tavern Ghosts
409
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