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Temperance in Crawford County, Kansas, part 3

By Ken Peak / Special to The Morning Sun
Posted 11/26/22

Kansas’ new prohibitory law, adopted in November 1880 and taking effect on May 1, 1882, still needed enforcement legislation. Several enforcement bills were quickly introduced in the legislature, and meanwhile (as noted in part 2) selling liquor for medicinal purposes as allowed under the law quickly became the largest loophole, with physicians prescribing intoxicating liquor for a wide range of illnesses.

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