Where the Whiskey Runs

Interested in learning more about the Whiskeydaddlers? Here you can find chapters from the book “Where the Whiskey Runs – A Whiskeydaddler’s Tale” by K. Balint Hancz.

The book was discovered recently in the library at the Pettengill-Morron home in Peoria, IL. It is a fictional story about the Whiskeydaddlers of Peoria in 1896.

Apr 29

Chapter 5

Early morning at the Post Office is the busiest time of the day, although there never really is an un-busy time, especially if you’re Postmaster Morgan. There are lots of logistics to stay on top of: what mail trains are coming in and when they are leaving, is there any... read more →
Apr 22
Union Station

Chapter 4

Just as Dan and Daisy are well into their early morning endeavors, the city of Peoria and the surrounding environs are as well. In fact, Peoria is a city that never sleeps. There’s always activity on the riverfront docks and the neverending chains of trains that come through at all... read more →
Apr 15
Post Office 1872 - Daisy

Chapter 3

While Dan’s day is ending, everyone else’s day is just starting. Take Daisy for instance. As Dan was watching the sunrise down on Peoria’s riverfront, she was watching it as she began her bike ride into town from her family’s farm on the outskirts of the city. Like Dan, Daisy... read more →
Apr 08
Great Western Distillery

Chapter 2

The whiskeydaddlers quarters are quiet now. Dan sits at the big table where they eat their meals together. Across the room are the bunk beds they built for the long days (and longer nights), and the ice chest Mr. Greenhut was nice enough to give them to keep their beer... read more →
Apr 01
Where the Whiskey Runs

Chapter 1

“…90, 91, 92, 93…” Dan stops counting and looks out at a sea of whiskey barrels before him. He has an easier time counting them if he climbs up to the top. “…94, 95, 96, 97…” As the Head Whiskeydaddler it’s his job to make sure his team has hit... read more →