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76 House - The Tavern's Role in American HistoryThe Wigderson Library & Pub, the Headquarters of the Revolution. I like the sound of that.
Daniel Webster called America’s colonial taverns “The headquarters of the Revolution.” Patrons of this tavern knew it as “The listening post of the Revolution”; they knew that Washington made his headquarters at that building of like vintage just across the creek. Actually, this tavern’s colonial patrons called it simply Mabie’s, for its tavernkeeper.
Our history shows all colonial taverns could as well have been called midwives of the Revolution, such was their critical role at America’s birth.