The event will include locations in private homes,
churches, and businesses in Mount Pulaski area offering crafts,
antiques, baked goods and more. A number
of locations will serve homemade food. Locations are in Mount
Pulaski, Chestnut and Elkhart.
Green wooden Christmas trees with numbers and letters will mark the
shopping sites. Maps will be available at all locations and at the
courthouse. Over 125 crafters and antique collectors will be on hand
for this event.
The Mount Pulaski Courthouse where Abraham Lincoln argued cases when
he rode the old 8th Judicial Circuit will be open to allow visitors
to enjoy period decorations in the town offices and courtroom.
Christmas on Vinegar Hill takes its name from a
colorful period in the town's past. Prior to the-repeal of the
eighteenth amendment (prohibition) in 1933, Mount Pulaski stayed
“wet” longer than the surrounding "dry" towns.
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Since Mount Pulaski had thirteen prosperous saloons and a few
bootleggers, the railroads brought many customers into town from several
directions. Upon nearing our town, the conductor would call out "Vinegar Hill -
next stop." They would ride in with empty flasks and ride out with full ones.
Thus, our town earned the nickname, "Vinegar Hill."
Visit our web site at
www.mtpulaski il.com, click "In Our Community", and then click
"Christmas on Vinegar Hill" for further information.