Monday, November 1, 2010

A Beer and a Smoke in Pioneer Village




Take a stroll to 42N's Pioneer Village in Scott County, Iowa. There in a re-created historic village you'll find all things old, Iowa old that is - mid 1800s to early 1900s.

At the spirits and tobacconists store you will find a display of two cigar Indians. Whether they are of age or are more modern carvings they do give a glimpse into the 19th century marketing of tobacco products - something you don't see much these days.

To round out the experience is a display of old soft drink brands as well as the Blackhawk Beer brand, a beer brewed in nearby Davenport, Iowa during 1944-1953. Wonder how it tasted versus Bud Lite or Miller Lite. Billy will tell us. Know that.