This is a reference to the historic 1834 Herkimer County Jail, located at the historic Four Corners on N. Main St. in Herkimer. This jail is famous for housing "American Tragedy" murderer Chester Gillette during his trial for the murder of Grace Brown in 1906.
Milwaukee nickname for a heavy citrus soda, such as squirt or 50/50.
The Drink - Booze/Alcohol
"he has a problem with the drink"
A nickname for Salem, Massachusetts, because of the Salem Witch Trials, which took place in and around Salem in 1692 and 1693. More than 150 people were accused of being witches, 19 of which were hanged for the crime of being a witch and one of which was pressed to death for refusing to enter a plea.
Much study has gone into what caused the hysteria and...
The Ill Mill is a nickname for Milwaukee used by the younger crowd. It's more often used in an endearing way than a derogatory one.