While on a trip to the western part of the state of New Hampshire, we came across the a local restaurant that obviously had a story to tell.

The Country Spirit Restaurant and Tavern in Henniker (the only one on Earth), had so many dollar bills (and other denominations), tacked to the ceiling that I knew there had to be a story behind it.

I didn't get a chance to find out while we were there because we were running very late for a family gathering, so I did some digging when I got home and was able to find out the story behind the ceiling. An article in the Concord Monitor from 2016 explains that it's an old tradition at The Country Spirit:

It's an old Spirit tradition for customers to throw money on the bar ceiling. A thumbtack and quarter folded into a bill and tossed hard enough at the ceiling will stick. Thousands of dollars have been collected over the years, and periodically money is taken down and donated to various organizations around Henniker.

Does your favorite hang out have any little known facts or something that makes it very special to you? Let us know and maybe we can feature it here!

Credit Karen Kiley
Credit Karen Kiley

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