January 16, 1919

A tragic day for Missouri’s wineries and breweries: Alcoholic drinks were prohibited across the nation. Then came stills in the hills.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s  historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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