Revisited Myth # 71: Women in early America were not allowed in taverns. OR . . . were not allowed to use the front door of taverns.

This myth probably began when people assumed that practices from the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth originated in colonial days. True, women in the colonial period didn’t go to taverns all that often, but there are documented instances of women spending a night in a tavern while traveling or dining at a tavern […]


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