Episode 002, Tavern Trade in Colonial Philadelphia, focuses on tavern-goers and establishments in the late 18th century. We discuss:
The importance of history to Marines
How the tavern trade started in the colonies
Popularity of taverns in Philadelphia
Benjamin Franklin and his thoughts of voluntary associations
William Penn’s thoughts on the tavern trade
This episode ends by introducing Samuel and Joshua Carpenter, influential men who will play a significant role in developing Philadelphia and who will eventually build Tun Tavern.