Whiskey, Women, and Pittsburgh’s Diamond

Whiskey, Women, and Pittsburgh’s Diamond

Since Pittsburgh’s early days, when residents called it “the Diamond,” Market Square has been a place where people go to have a drink. But from the days of the Whiskey Rebellion to the heyday of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, more went on in those taverns and saloons than just drinking. Come hear the stories of women like Molly Murphy and Frances Willard, whose lives intersected in Market Square with the powerful politics of whiskey.

This story was recorded on February 28, 2022.

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Debbie Edwards is a retired teacher and freelance writer who loves to explore the nooks and crannies of women’s history in western Pennsylvania.


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