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    LIFE - Minnesota's Wild and Wooly Prohibition Days by Arn Kind
  • Presented By: LIFE - Learning Is ForEver
  • Dates: September 18, 2019
  • Location: RCTC Heintz Center
  • Address: 1926 College View Road SE, Rochester, MN 55904
  • Phone: (507) 280-3157
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: $19 for members, $29 for non-members
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In 1920, Minnesotans, along with the rest of the country, were plunged into what many called “The Great Experiment.” PROHIBITION. The manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol was outlawed by the Volstead Act. Parents became bootleggers, kids smuggled illegal alcohol, and outlaws became celebrities. When Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment, supporters believed it would create a better, stronger nation. Instead it began an era of lawlessness, when famous gangsters like Al Capone rose to fame. Meet the drys, wets, gangsters, flappers, lawmen and suffragists of America’s most colorful, complex constitutional hiccup in Minnesota’s Wild and Woolly Prohibition Days.