Once in a while, something interesting will be shared on Facebook that is worth reading and sharing. Tonight was one of those nights. As I scrolled through the day’s postings, one regarding a guide for strangers in Philadelphia Genealogy caught my eye. I clicked on the link and oh, how happy I was to do so.
Many of us thing our fore-bearers were prim, proper ladies and gentlemen, but after reading these pages from A Guide for Strangers, it would seem that Vegas wasn’t the only place to visit a brothel. Philadelphia had their share of “fine establishments” and places that you’d best avoid. This seems to answer my question on how it became known as the City of Brotherly Love (just kidding!) but do go and read the pages of this guide. It is well worth your time. I was secretly hoping one of my relatives would be listed – it would make for great conversation at our next family get-together!