Today in History
December 27, 1900
Woman Gone Wild
In a renewed effort to bring attention to the faltering temperance movement, militant prohibitionist Carry Nation takes a huge cane to a fancy bar in Wichita, Kansas. After smashing liquor bottles, glasses, an expensive mirror, and a painting to the tune of $3,000, she lands in jail. Once out, undaunted, she continues her vehement attacks on saloons, usually with a hatchet, for nearly a decade. She blamed her husband's drinking for the demise of her six-month marriage. Nation dies in 1911, a few years before alcohol is banned in the United States in 1919 by an Amendment, which was then repealed in 1933.
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