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  • Writer's pictureBecky Fifield

Eighteenth Century Maryland Beer

I was looking for some family members using the American Antiquarian Society’s America’s Historical Newspapers database, and found this advertisement for Rock Run Beer. Lower Ferry was located between Havre de Grace and Perryville, Maryland. Rock Run beer was likely made at an area named Rock Run, approximately six miles from Havre de Grace up the Susquehanna River and Tidewater Canal. Today, you can visit Rock Run, a Lock house, the Stump Mill (1794), the Carter-Archer House (1804) and the site of where the longest covered bridge in Maryland stood from 1815 to 1857.

The Maryland Journal, February 15, 1785. America’s Historical Newspapers.

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