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Sex, drugs & rock-n-roll, ca. 1700


Dateline: Mackinaw, Aug. 30, 1702. We sometimes like to think that our own age is unique in its level of moral corruption; but whenever lust and greed have been given free rein, human nature sinks toward its lowest common denominator. In this letter from our new Turning Points in Wisconsin History digital collection, a French priest rails against profiteering, drunkeness, gambling and debauchery in upper Great Lakes villages like Green Bay, LaPointe and Prairie du Chien.
:: Posted in Curiosities on December 1, 2004
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