[Sca-cooks] coopering

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Wed May 6 07:29:49 PDT 2009

The historical recreation out here runs to Spanish missions and estates 
a'la "The Mark of Zorro" days, but I know the docent of the local adobe 
mansion so maybe he can steer me right.  Good idea.

The invention of the barrel revolutionized food and liquid [wine] 
transportation in a way that would not be equalled until Refrigeration.  
One must wonder how it changed from the days of the Vikings to the 
Conquistadors?  Not much, I'll betcha.  Well, this sounds like a new 
long-term research project, heigh-ho!


devra at aol.com wrote:
> I believe that Old Sturbridge Village (MA) has a cooper's shop. Visiting them is always informative and pleasant, even though their 'time' is 1820s. (I truly don't believe that the art changed all that much...) They also have a fairly extensive book selection in their gift shoppeee.? If there's a historic recreation near you, you might ask them...
> Devra

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