Saturday, July 02, 2016

New Albany in 1857: "Here, every man who behaves himself properly, is looked upon as the peer of his neighbor."

Thanks to M for pointing me to this.

In essence, it's a chamber of commerce tract from just before the American Civil War -- an antebellum "come to city" sales pitch.

Neither beer nor brewing is mentioned, perhaps to a WASP-ish overall focus, but the Germans already had started coming. As this book was published, Paul Reising was at work.

We had enough churches. What we needed was a nice, cool beer.

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