How a 13 year dry spell changed a nation


Read about Carry Nation, the hatchet wielding joint smasher in the Special Edition of Distiller’s Trail.  Just sign up for the Free Newsletter.  Read all about how the US voted itself dry 100 years ago from today, about the first states that ratified the 18th Amendment to the Constitution and more stories.

It was a long time coming. The Temperance Movement had been at work in the United States since the 1800s. It was on December 18, 1917 that the 18th Amendment was proposed. Just over a year later on January 16, 1919 Utah became the 36th state that signed on and the amendment was ratified. On October 28, 1919 Congress passed the Volstead Act which provided for the enforcement of the 18th Amendment and on January 17, 1920 the 13 year dry spell began. 

Distillery Trail presents a collection of stories that tell the tale.

And…how it changed the nation.