Rebel Whiskey Flask
It’s the Fall of 1794, and trouble is brewing in western Pennsylvania. Thousands of protestors are daring to fight back against the newly-established U.S. government, protesting a tax on whiskey.
But President George Washington responds, marching 13,000 soldiers into Pennsylvania to quash the rebellion – the first time the federal government has turned its troops on its own people.
Fast forward to present day: a woman in New Jersey has uncovered a glass whiskey flask that she believes may be a relic from this historic uprising.
History Detectives ventures to Pittsburgh, PA and Corning, NY to determine the flask’s relevance and to dig deeper for clues surrounding the so-called “Whiskey Rebellion.”
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