PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A hatchet used to bust up saloons, the verdict sheet from Al Capone's trial, and lawman Eliot Ness' sworn oath of office are among the more sobering artifacts in a new exhibit documenting the driest period in U.S. history.
Kathy Matheson, Associated Press
, November 12, 2012
The Rev. Frank Lincoln Watkins acquired an unusual nickname for a preacher: “Shoot to Kill Watkins.”
He got that moniker from the bootleggers he pursued through North Dakota with dogged determination — and a rifle or machine gun — during Prohibition, when alcohol was outlawed in the United States.
By Patrick Springer, Forum Communications Co.
, October 08, 2011
When Jamestown was born a tent village, two of the first buildings erected were taverns. That was in 1872.
On July 11, 1890, James-town was seven years old and the state was one year old and both were dry. North Dakota had been admitted to the union as a dry state; the use and manufacture of alcohol was prohibited by the state constitution. The state would remain dry until 1933 when prohibition was repealed by the federal government.
June 09, 2008
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