Warren County Records Center & Archives

The Struggle to Stay Dry

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Warren County’s progressive stance on prohibition was short lived.  The county managed to stay dry from 1909-1915. Until prohibition was ratified within the U.S. Constitution (1919), the county put up a long hard fight to return to return dry.

Prohibition supporters were creative in their methods of gaining support within the community. They engaged the public by gaining support of prominent figures within the county, using flashy new vehicles as a wow factor, and bringing in people who were popular within the movement to speak publicly.

 

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