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The Old Sun Inn, Bethlehem, PA, circa 2000.
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The <i>Old Sun Inn</i> on Main Street. This building dates from Bethlehem's earliest colonial days in the mid Eighteenth Century

Credit: Courtesy of Galen R. Frysinger

Since it opened in 1760 on the northern edge of Bethlehem, the Sun Inn has seen everyone from Indian chiefs to presidents walk through its doors. On the morning of March 7, 1799, it was being used as a jail to hold twenty-three tax protestors, before they were freed by John Fries and about 100 Pennsylvania Germans. The Sun Inn is still open in Bethlehem today, where visitors are welcome to gather and complain about their taxes, state or federal.

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