Jon Is Exhausted…18th Century Travel – Live From the Nutmeg Tavern!

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  1. I've heard a story of how John Adams, the 3rd president of the US, His wife traveled from Philadelphia to the newly built Washington DC when he became president, it took her 10 days to travel that distance and they kept getting lost along the way

  2. In a book written in the 1770s Adam Smith said that it cost the same to ship a ton of goods 100 miles by wagon in England, as it did to ship the same ton of goods by ship 10,000 miles to India. This illustrates how much cheaper water transport was, and why they built so many canals. Water transport was so much easier and cheaper.

  3. Song birds in kitchens were very common because women liked to keep them as pets. My mother kept budgies (budgerigars or parakeets) in the fifties. Before that canaries were popular. You could buy these birds in pet shops or even at Woolworth's and in department stores.
    In earlier days like the 18th and early 19th C they would more likely get local birds that boys would catch in the woods and sell.
    I don't know how far back this goes but as Jon points out, the practice is well documented in contemporary pictures.

  4. Would you ever do a Hallowen special…maybe with some traditional harvest foods, weird spooky foods, and some history on the roots of the holiday? Not just stories, more truth. Like, How its introduction from ancient Celtic built up through the years and impacting the Victorian era. I love those type of specials 🎃❤

  5. In the 18th century — and throughout most of history — you didn't get your own room at an inn. You didn't even get your own bed. You could pay for a bed for the night, and, in the middle of the night, some complete stranger could enter your room and climb into bed with you.

  6. re: birds in kitchens – I have a picture of my great-great grandmother sitting outside her sod house in the Dakotas with a song bird in a cage hanging from the rafters. It was for companionship. Something beautiful in the vast empty plains.

  7. AS FAR AS I KNOW YES TBEY USED BIRDS FOR THE MEN IN MINES TO BE SURE THERE WAS GOOD AIR. I ENJOYED THIS ONE. NUTMEG BUTTON COOL. I WENT ON AIR PLANE NOT GOOD WAS VERY SICK MY GUIDE DOG ON THE OTHER HAND WAS JYST FINE. BEING SPOILED BY ALL THE PASSENGERS . GOOD EVENING.

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