Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Prohibition comes to Virginia

 Anti Saloon League of Virginia, two years earlier.

Virginia went dry on this day in 1916, over two years prior to it becoming the law of the entire United States.

And serving as a model, perhaps, of the fact that trends aren't necessarily irreversible.

Prohibition, in spite of coming early, wasn't universally accepted everywhere in Virginia. By the 1920s, for example, it was estimated that 99 out of every 100 residents of Franklin County, Virginia, were involved in the moonshine trade in some fashion.

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