Wet vs. Dry: Prohibition in Franklin

The Early Years Booze flowed freely for Franklin’s first century. With primitive roads, one of the few cash crops for export was alcohol fermented from farmers’ grain. Barrels were shipped down the Susquehanna River to Philadelphia. Closer to home, inns and taverns along the Catskill/Susquehanna Turnpike served much whiskey and beer. East Franklin (now Treadwell) […]

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