Vanity Fair Magazine Articles
The Atlantic Monthly Articles
The Outlook Articles
People Today Articles
American Legion Monthly Articles
Sea Power Magazine Articles
Confederate Veteran Magazine Articles
flapper magazine Articles
La Baionnette Articles
PIC Magazine Articles
Outing Magazine Articles
Stage Magazine Articles
Life Magazine  Articles
National Park Service Histories Articles
Punch Magazine Articles
Men's Wear Articles
Current Literature Articles
The New York Times Articles
Hearst's Sunday American Articles
Click Magazine Articles
Creative Art Magazine Articles
Rob Wagner's Script Articles
The New Republic Articles
American Legion Weekly Articles
The Smart Set Articles
Photoplay Magazine Articles
Leslie's Magazine Articles
Ken Magazine Articles
PM  Articles
Saturday Review of Literature Articles
The Dial Magazine Articles
Theatre Arts Magazine Articles
The North American Review Articles
Direction Magazine Articles
'47 Magazine Articles
Film Spectator Articles
Film Daily Articles
Trench Warfare History Articles

The Nation's Capitol Went Dry Two Years Earlier
than the Rest of the Country

Prohibition Descends on Washington, D.C.

The Atlanta Georgian, 1917

 



Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

It was mandated by the Founding Fathers that Washington, D.C., have no mayor, no city council and no say whatever as to the goings on in Congress; the city was lorded over by the President and a Congressional committee - and that is how Prohibition came to that burg.
With the flick of his wrist, President Wilson signed the Sheppard Bill, that declared that after November 1, 1918 all alcohol would be prohibited within the District of Columbia.

Washington memoirs like The War-Whirl in Washington have documented that Washington bars and saloons, having been forced out of business, filled their spaces with cots in order to house the itinerant military contractors.

From Amazon: The War-Whirl in Washington(1918)

Also from Amazon:

     


- from Amazon:


Prohibition Comes to Washington, D.C. (The Atlanta Georgian, 1917)

Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2008 Old Magazine Articles