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Welcome to Georgia! Here’s Your Beer!

Georgia Colonists were given 44 gallons of beer in their Welcome Package

Welcome to Georgia! Here’s Your Beer!

Georgia started out as a work colony for those in debtors’ prison. As such, prisoners were sent to Georgia to work off their debts. The only problem was that there were many rules, including “no alcohol,” which was a problem, because the only local water source was contaminated. After many struggles in the early days of the colony, the “no alcohol” rule was lifted. In order to give the colonists a sanitary source of drinking water, Major William Horton decided to start issuing welcome packages, which included 44 gallons of beer brewed at Jekyll Island.

By: Christopher Myers

Shared from: Ranker

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