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Apothecary Shop 1763

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Apothecary Shop 1763 Marker
Inscription. Constructed for the apothecary (pharmacist), this building was both his home and office. For medicinal purposes, the apothecary dissolved and distilled various herbs and plants--some grown in his garden and others found in nearby fields.

"During the month careful survey was made of the native herbs, with an eye to their medicinal value, and several useful ones were found, for instance, 'Squasweed' for rheumatism, 'Milkweed' for pleurisy, 'Indian Physic' for preventing fevers, 'Robert Plantain' a valuable antidote, as is also 'Snake Root', and much Holly."
Bethabara Diary, May of 1761.
 
Erected by Historic Bethabara Park.
 
Location. 36° 9.29′ N, 80° 17.84′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Historic Bethabara Park. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gemeinhaus 1788 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethabara Fort 1756-63 (within shouting distance of this marker); Doctor's Laboratory 1759 (within shouting
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Apothecary Shop 1763 Marker
distance of this marker); Gemeinhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); Wachovia Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Marker 1806 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeinhaus 1756 (within shouting distance of this marker); "Log House" (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Apothecary Shop
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
4. Apothecary Shop
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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