Alcohol Prohibition in Hawaii

This month in history — July 1910 — voters in Hawaii decided whether Hawaii should start a prohibition on alcohol. Liquor sellers campaigned against the proposal and gave voters rides to the polls. The Hawaiian Gazette said, “The liquor people spent money like water–or booze–to get out their voters.” At every polling site, representatives of liquor interests monitored the votes, pressuring all voters to vote “no.”

Read more about the proposed prohibition in 1910 in “How the Vote Was Brought In.”

“How the Vote Was Brought In”
The Hawaiian gazette, July 29, 1910, Page 7, Image 8
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025121/1910-07-29/ed-1/seq-8/

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One Comment on “Alcohol Prohibition in Hawaii”

  1. sbobet says:

    Ridiculous story there. What occurred after?

    Thanks!


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