About 15 years ago my wife and I were digging a rocky and bushy bank which was only about 30 ft high. We were finding shards of early pottery and bottles but everything was broken. We continued to dig into the bank and came across a layer of small rocks we could roll or flop out of the way. We decided to get a couple more out of the way and leave as every man made thing was smashed or broken against the rocks. The last rock how-ever exposed only a brown handle of a gallon jug, Having no hope what so ever of this jug being whole, we started "ringing" it with our garden trowels. It came out whole!! There wasn't a bit a damage and washing off the mud we found it was highly glaze embossed which distinguished it from any other jug we've ever seen or found. The embossing turned out to be equally as exciting as this was one of the infamous "LITTLE BROWN JUGS" that has been referred to in song and conversations for over 100 years. This was made for Mr. S.T. Suit living in a town named after him and later became known as Washington, D.C. The jug advertised the age of the whiskey being "jugged" in 1864 and sold in 1880. I wish I have taken better photos of our jug but I didn't. The word got out I had found this jug and I foolishly sold it as I just couldn't turn down the offer. What a piece of history I let go!