CARLISLE — A local history lesson complements the food and drink at one downtown Carlisle establishment.

1794 The Whiskey Rebellion, which opened Feb. 12 in the Comfort Suites at 10 S. Hanover St., is named after the 1791-94 insurrection protesting the federal government’s whiskey tax.

The tax was imposed to fund the nation’s Revolutionary War debt, and subsequent rebellion by farmers and distillers was threatening enough to bring President George Washington through town to quell the revolt.

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Last modification: Thu 19 Feb 2015