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Bomberger?s Distillery has its roots tracing back to the 1700s, when John Shenk, a Swiss immigrant farmer began distilling whiskey in the location. To be exact, that was in 1753, when whiskey was still seen as a medicine, food supplement, and water purifying agent, being high in carbohydrates. It was a very valuable product that the Shenk family continued to produce until the lot was purchased by Abraham Bomberger in 1860.

The Bomberger?s Distillery had to be closed down due to the prohibition. When that was lifted, the place operated again, but now under the Pennco Distillers. They run the place until 1978 when it was acquired by Michter?s. The place permanently closed down in 1989 when the company went bankrupt.

It is believed that the Bomberger?s Distillery could be the oldest structure of its sort upon its closure in the late 80s.
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