January 17, 2024

The Saloon Smasher

by Not Past It

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104 years ago this week, Prohibition went into effect, giving the country a Dry January for the ages. Prohibition was a famous failure, so who got us into that sober decade in the first place? Today, we’re talking about the notorious temperance crusader Carry A. Nation, whose weapon of choice made her a laughingstock -- and an unlikely hero. This episode originally aired Jan. 18, 2023. 

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