Was Asheville founded by Whiskey?

he brought Morrison into one of the small wooden stores and gave him whiskey while pitching him on the idea of “Morristown” being the seat of Buncombe.  Apparently the talk and the whiskey worked and Morrison ordered that Morristown be the county seat of Buncombe in 1794.  The area was renamed Asheville the following year to honor Samuel Ashe, the new governor of North Carolina.

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Beer and the Dawn of Civilization Part I

Why all of the fuss about beer in these early days?  It’s because for these early civilizations, beer was a source of life.  Our ancestors figured out fermentation long before they figured out sewer systems, and because of beer they were able to survive the squalor that was rampant in these early cities. 

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