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Prohibition In Michigan

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Historical Figures

  • Abe LezotteFederal agent who closed several blind pigs during the prohibition era. ...

  • Abe BernsteinMember of the Bernstein Brothers and a leader of the purple gang. A leader during the prohibition era. ...

  • Will RogersOne of Americas best known actors in the 1920's. ...

  • Billy Sunday William Ashley Sunday was born Nov. 19, 1862 in a log cabin in Ames, Iowa. In 1883, he joined the Chicago White Stockings. He enjoyed drinking as much as ...

  • Edward Stein Sheriff in Detroit during the prohibition era. ...

  • Frank Green Michigan Governor ...

  • Fred M. Palm Michigan resident arrested for possessing two pints of alcohol. ...

  • Woodbridge Ferris Governor of Michigan ...

  • Carry A. Nation Opposed alcohol in pre-prohibition America. Often would enter an acohol serving establishment and attack it with a hatchet. ...

  • Etta Mae Miller A repeat offender for possesing alcohol. ...

Historical Timeline

  • Carry A. Nation "I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet."

    Thu, Jan 12, 1905 06:00PM
  • Carry A. Nation I am so sick of all of this alcohol use! I went into another tavern tonight and used my hatchet on the doors and walls. Torn the place up pretty bad. I don't think that they will be open for a few weeks while they repair. I was sucessful!

    Sat, Jun 18, 1910 08:00PM
  • Woodbridge Ferris "I am convinced that seven out of every ten men in the prisons of Michigan were started or assisted in the course that led to crime by liquor drinking."

    Sun, Jul 23, 1916 02:00PM
  • Carry A. Nation I can't believe that someone actually has a brain there in Washington. They just made an amendment to outlaw alcohol. It is about damn time.

    Sat, Jan 17, 1920 12:00PM
  • Robert Henry Clancy Just got arrested for drinking alcohol outside of Deutches Hall with Mayor John Smith. This has got to end soon.

    Sun, May 14, 1922 09:00PM
  • Edward Stein I am outraged. I was just arrested for drinking with the mayor. I am the sheriff! It must say something when me, the sheriff, is continuing to drink during this time. Things need to change and they need to change soon!

    Sun, May 14, 1922 09:00PM
  • Frank Green The court ruled that police could enter a private home based on the sole reason that they smelled a liquor odor nearby. This is absured! I am going to object to this court ruling and have this changed!

    Mon, Mar 17, 1924 01:00PM
  • Will Rogers "Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race o

    Sat, Dec 12, 1925 04:00PM
  • Abe Bernstein No more alcohol use? Is this a joke? As a leader of the purple gang, my brothers and I are going to create havoc in this town. Have another drink boys!

    Wed, Apr 14, 1926 02:00PM
  • Fred M. Palm Police just entered my home without a search warrent after I did not show up to court today. They found 14 pints gin in my home. That is 12 more than I was originally being charged for. This is barbaric, I will be appealing this. They had no right to ente

    Thu, Aug 25, 1927 08:30PM