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Wooden tavern signs, hung high on a tall post in front of the building, showed a stopping place forboth travelers and town people. Note that the symbol used is a shield, a patriotic decoration standing for the time of the new republic. Coach riders or lone horsemen could water and "oat" their horses and usually drink and eat at these inns or "ordinaries." Local people counted on taverns for news of the outside world as well as for food and drink. Tavern food was sometimes good and sometimes bad, depending upon the time of day, the time of year, and the skill of the cook.


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"M. Root" Tavern sign

creator   Unidentified
date   1795
location   Montague, Massachusetts
height   52.0"
width   24.5"
process/materials   wood
item type   Public Announcements/Sign
accession #   #MH.0602

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"E. Wells" Tavern sign

"A. Stratton" Tavern sign

"Amherst House."

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