Join the New Mingo Creek Society
It was the whiskey industry that was selected to be taxed
so that the new government might be able to repay its war debts in 1791.
But the farmers of Western Pennsylvanians resisted,
calling themselves the Mingo Creek Society
and erecting liberty poles throughout the countryside
to show their unity.
Some lost their lives, some lost their properties.
Whiskey distillation moved away.
223 years later,
a whiskey-loving community remembers what happened
and forges a new identity.
And the call for whiskey lovers to join
the Inaugural Meeting of the
New Mingo Creek Society
Let's erect a real liberty pole as a sign
of our unity for more good whiskey.