Film, Video Prohibition in Washington D.C.: How Dry We Weren't
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- Prohibition in Washington D.C.: How Dry We Weren't
- Prohibition ended in Washington, D.C. on March 1, 1934. The Washington Post reported that "Somehow, after 17 years without it, Washingtonians seemed to hold their liquor quite well." One reason might be that the nation's capital had been far from a model dry city, hosting up to 3,000 speakeasies since Prohibition began in 1917. As documented in a new book by Garrett Peck, even Congress had its own bootleggers, especially "The Man in the Green Hat."
- October 26, 2011
- - Garrett Peck is a literary journalist and the author of "The Prohibition Hangover: Alcohol in America from Demon Rum to Cult Cabernet." A native Californian and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he lives in Arlington, Va.
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