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Virginia's wet vs. dry debate: How Richmond became the center of statewide prohibition

Posted on AllSides June 15th, 2024
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“Virginia’s uniqueness lies in the administration of her own prohibition laws, in the circumstances under which they were adopted and in the great change of sentiment which swept them away. If ever any American Commonwealth saw prohibition at its best, Virginia was that state,” Times-Dispatch columnist Alan Burton Clarke wrote in the Monday, Oct. 31, 1933, edition for a special 20-article series titled “Seventeen Years in a Desert” recalling the history of Prohibition in the state. In the crowded Lyric Theater along Richmond’s Broad Street, temperance leader Mary Harris Armor,...

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