Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Tun Tavern

Today in 1775 the US Marine Corps was formed with recruitment centring on this historic tavern in Philadelphia. This tavern was the starting place for many organisations - the Pennsylvania Militia was raised from here in the Seven Years War and the first Masonic meeting took place here. It burnt to the ground in 1781.

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