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Oakland Tribune coverage of the repeal of prohibition 80 years ago today

By Chris Treadway
Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at 1:53 pm in History, Politics.


The Oakland Tribune covers the repeal of prohibition on Dec. 5, 1933, enacted after an anxious nation waited to see if Utah would ratify the amendment. Not shown is the portion of the story assuring readers that local breweries are in operation on a 24-hour schedule to meet the expected demand. The federal government also prepared to release its supplies of “medicinal liquor.”



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