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Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 14 October 2014 (R•101514 – McGuire) The Dr. Forest’s Tonic Bitters from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is one tough brand to figure out. I mean, who is Dr. Forest and why is Bacon and Miller embossed … Continue reading

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Downieville – Goodyears Bar Excursion

Goodyears Bar Excursion Downieville Trip | Part 2 18 September 2013  The first post from Downieville centered around my trip up here with my running companion Coco (Read: 2013 Downieville Sabbatical – “just us two dogs”) (See: Downieville Antique Bottle Show Dinner … Continue reading

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To Smoke Opium is to get out of the Train (while it is still moving)

Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing toward death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern oneself with something other than life … Continue reading

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Colorado Area Saloons – Color & Grit

“Giving up drinking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.”  Mark Twain I want to continue the series of follow-up posts to the recent Minnesota, Wyoming and Utah galleries on saloons and … Continue reading

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Ta Tsing Bitters – The Great Chinese Remedy

Ta Tsing Bitters – The Great Chinese Remedy 02 May 2012 (R•053114-patent drawing) (R•061117) The other night I was asked by Richmond, Virginia collector, Tom Leveille to post a picture of my “Virginia” Bitters in a group. I immediately asked … Continue reading

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