Thursday, September 30, 2004

American Whiskey Trail

Now this is the history. See this CNN article on the new American Whiskey Trail. This is long overdue because one the most unknown parts of our history is the unbelievably immense amount of alcohol that Americans drank before the Civil War and the role that whiskey played in colonial and early American politics. It's history that's both fun and important.

Slowly we seem to be recognizing the more complex or odd bits of our past as interesting and important. No longer does the National Park Service just focus on battles and presidents, rather we have an emerging historic site on the steel industry for instance. The Whiskey Trail, while not a Park Service site, is a good sign of this.

As for me, I'm holding out for the Bob Wills National Historic Site in Turkey, Texas.