Binghamton is fairly far from the Hamptons; however it has a long history on the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenago Rivers. At the turn of the Twentieth Century, a family made millions selling a patent medicine called Swamp Root. Law passed in 1906 made the company begin to prove their claims of curing almost sixty ailments, including rheumatism and kidney illnesses. Four local breweries slake the thirst of townies. One beer must be called Swamp Root. — at Galaxy Brewing Company.