Prohibition, outlawing the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages, took effect in Washington state in 1916. The year 1919 marked ratification of the "bone dry" Prohibition amendment to the U.S. Constitution, making the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages illegal throughout the nation. The Prohibition amendment was repealed in 1933.
Sheriff's Dry Squad finds home brew at Stensland residence in Redmond on March 26, 1926.
- By Greg Lange
- Posted 2/26/1999
- HistoryLink.org Essay 953