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This Cedar Brook whiskey bottle was found at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Johnson County. The Mission was built in 1839 for the Shawnee Tribe and closed in 1862. The life of the building did not end there as during the Civil War troops were quartered there and later it saw use as a dance hall, dairy bottling plant, apartments and a boarding house until becoming property of the state in 1927. The partial label features a brook running through cedar trees with the writing "CEDAR BROOK FORMERLY W:H: McBRAYER. HARD MADE SOUR MASH" and is signed by Julius Kissewich. The bottle declares itself to be a "HALF PINT FULL MEASURE." W. H. McBrayer, Laurenceburg, Kentucky, began brewing in 1844. The Cedar Brook brand was first used in 1861 and continued until 1920.

Date: 1861-1920

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Item Number: 443195
Call Number: 14JO362-5
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 443195

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