Aristes, Pennsylvania, USA

Around the year 1800, the original Red Tavern was built by John Rhodenberger along the Old Reading Road, which ran from Catawissa to Reading. It was located in Catawissa Township, Columbia County, north of Centralia. In 1865, Samuel Leidy, then current owner of the Red Tavern, laid out a village which he called Montana. In 1890, a replacement to the original Red Tavern was built by U.F. Fetterman. When a Post Office was established here in 1897, the name of the town was changed to Aristes.

Below is a picture of the second Red Tavern in Aristes, taken in 1904.

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