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Alcohol in the Old West
We can be sure that any Siberian, Asian or European vessel of exploration/exploitation which visited the Western shores of American carried it’s own version/supply of alcohol. Those who came from the south or the east by land certainly would have had an adequate quantity of this traditional necessity in saddlebags, packs or wagons. Native Americans were already well versed in the Art before the coming of the invaders. Here, we take a short look at Alcohol in the Old West, starting in the early days; what was it, who made it, what did it cost, how did they get it, etc., etc…?