Odd Facts of Old Boston
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In 1851, smoking was forbidden in any street in Old Boston under the penalty of a substantial fine. The mayor, who was a cigar smoker himself, created a smokers’ hide-out on Boston Common.
Her Weight in Gold
When John Hull’s daughter, Hannah, was married, he promised that her dowry should be her weight in pine-tree shillings. She “weighed in” at 125 pounds which came to about 10.000 shillings—or approximately $2 500 for her dowry.
The First Hot Dogs
It was some years before stoves were installed in town meeting halls. Women used to take hot potatoes lo serve as hand-warmers, and men brought dogs as foot-warmers for which there was a charge of sixpence per dog.
Just 100 Years Ago
Because of a 100-year-old law, a beautiful building, housing an exclusive club, had to be constructed so that a narrow passageway directly through its center could always be kept open for the passage of cattle and carriages.
307 years have changed many things in old Boston but not the old-time virtues of honest craftsmanship.
No cabinet maker or silversmith of old Boston was ever more proud of his craft than the experts who guard the quality of Old Mr. Boston straight whiskey …
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Old Mr. Boston
100 Proof Straight Whiskey
Rye or Bourbon
Two Years Old
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