Wednesday Feb 24th, 2021
In the early days of settlement, whiskey was the drink of choice for many. Whiskey was consumed at any point in the day, and by children as well as adults. Of course, then, as now, some people had a problem with too much whiskey drinking and the first prohibition society in Erie County began in Wattsburg in 1829. By 1840, every town in the county had a temperance society and by 1896 distilleries no longer existed here.