Prohibition Ends!

I couldn’t let this week pass without noting the end of Prohibition, on Dec. 5, 1933. (Next year, I’ll get better organized and throw a party on that date!)   This week marked the ratification of the 21st amendment which removed the 18th (Prohibition) amendment. BUT . . . that didn’t mean legal liquor flowed like a river when the dam breaks. There was no longer any NATIONAL prohibition of alcohol, but states could still prohibit it if they wanted to, and many wanted to. Even today. In the map here, the red counties are dry; the yellow are classified as semi-dry, with various prohibitions in effect. Mississippi was the last state to end statewide prohibition (1966) but as you can see, some of their counties have retained some degree of the ban. My own state of Virginia has many dry counties in the western part of the state. Does yours? 


Published in: on December 7, 2013 at 9:02 am  Leave a Comment  

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