From ZCP the Archive: Beer ends attack from violent mob

This morning Zenith City Press launches a new weekly feature, “From the Zenith City Press Archives.” Every Tuesday we will feature a story that was originally published on this website or in one of our books — or both.

Our first selection comes from Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better: The Historic Breweries of Duluth and Superior and takes us back to the winter of 1884. It is an odd and in many ways, to our sensibilities some 137 years after the event, a bit shocking — but those of us who love a happy ending will be pleased.

Here’s the first paragraph to whet your appetite:

In mid-January 1884 a group of Duluthians of German extraction objected to the marriage of “the ancient and much married” Peter Arimond, a seventy-one-year-old five-time widower, to a twenty-four-year-old German immigrant named Louise, who lived in St. Paul. It would take beer made with pure Lake Superior water to calm a raging mob.

Click HERE to read the rest of the story, or on the book cover to preview or purchase Naturally Brewed, Naturally Better, available for just $5 when you buy any other book from Zenith City Press.