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PITCH FOR A DRINK

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Sep 14, 2015

Many years ago on the Anstead farm, now owned by Adam Anstead, son of Godfrey, there was a distillery to which the men for miles around were accustomed to resort. It was a general custom to pitch horseshoes at a peg for the drinks. The winner always received a tin cup full of whiskey, which he frequently drained at a single draft. In early times no entertainment was considered complete unless the host furnished generous quantities of liquor to all his guests. Drinking was far more universal then than at present. Men of the highest social standing, and even ministers of the gospel, were accustomed to indulge in stimulants.

(Source: History of Bedford, Somerset & Fulton Counties, PA; 1884)

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