Washington, Pennsylvania: Whiskey Rebellion Statue

The Whiskey Rebellion was the USA's closest brush with a domestic war until the Civil War. It's statue features three angry men with beards, a jug of whiskey, and a big gun.
S. Main St., Washington, PA
Downtown, on the southbound side of S. Main St. just south of its intersection with W. Wheeling St.
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Whiskey Rebellion Statue

This statue commemorates the Whiskey Rebellion of 1791, a tax protest in western Pennsylvania during the presidency of George Washington. The so-called "whiskey tax" was the first tax imposed on a domestic product by the newly formed federal government. Although the tax applied to all distilled spirits, whiskey was by far the most popular distilled beverage in the 18th century U.S. The new tax was a part of U.S. treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton's program to reduce America's war debt from the Revolutionary War. Great stop for history buffs.

[Sumoflam, 06/05/2016]

The statue features angry men with beards, a jug of whiskey, and a big gun.

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