Top Ten Things Not to Do on the Day Prohibition Goes Into Effect in 1920


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This week marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 18th amendment prohibiting the sale or consumption of alcohol in 1920. For most of us, this might not be a trip we want to make, but for historical reasons, we should. Take this list with you so that problems are kept to a minimum.

Top Ten Things Not to Do on the Day Prohibition Goes into Effect in 1920.

10 On that day, do not ask your server for a before-dinner martini.  If you do, at best, they may remind you that alcohol is no longer allowed. At worst, you’ll get some variation of bathtub gin. (Along with the homemade gin, Jago, you’ll also get a visit from some guys that look like Elliot Ness. Yes, those are handcuffs. Enjoy your martini.)

9 On that day, do not ask Tiny the WWF champ if he can find you a pint…

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4 thoughts on “Top Ten Things Not to Do on the Day Prohibition Goes Into Effect in 1920

  1. Like so many, I’ve a bootlegger or two in the family tree. One of them was so noterious that someone made a sign and hung it up that said, “good makes the sun shine. Jerome Franklin makes the MoonShine!”

    thanks for sharing this. I feel inspired to write a bad guys of the San Luis Valley entry now.

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