100 years ago, today.

At one minute after midnight, Prohibition began.  


Formerlyjerseyjack said:

At one minute after midnight, Prohibition began.  

 Drinks all around!


My favorite part.... one pint per month was allowed to be sold "for medicinal purposes." It was to be sold through pharmacies. One pharmacy, Walgreens, went from a couple of stores to 300 in a matter of months.


Formerlyjerseyjack said:

My favorite part.... one pint per month was allowed to be sold "for medicinal purposes." It was to be sold through pharmacies. One pharmacy, Walgreens, went from a couple of stores to 300 in a matter of months.

 There was also a tremendous upsurge in religious observance, as that was another exemption. 


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That pic. Makes me think of burning witches. They couldn’t just pour the booze into a convenient harbour (for example), and reuse the barrels? What’s this constant fascination with burning things, and/or  blowing them up??

Sigh. 


I can't figure out how they built the damn thing.




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