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Spirits world

An exhibit at Plymouth’s Pilgrim Hall Museum toasts historical culture, artifacts of drinking

Stephen O’Neill, associate director and curator of collections at Pilgrim Hall Museum, with pieces from the exhibit. Stephen O’Neill, associate director and curator of collections at Pilgrim Hall Museum, with pieces from the exhibit. (Photos By Steve Haines for The Boston Globe)
By Emily Sweeney
Globe Staff / October 17, 2010

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There was a time in this country’s history when children swigged beer; rum and whiskey were preferred over hard currency; and a president of the United States, John Adams, was known to start his day by knocking back a tankard of hard cider. (He lived to be 90 years old.) (Full article: 962 words)

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