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Hometown of Prohibition crusader Carry Nation OKs Sunday booze sales

November 30, 2011

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— The south-central Kansas town where the late anti-liquor crusader Carry Nation lived has eliminated one of its last remaining restrictions on alcohol sales.

Under a measure approved Tuesday, residents of the Barber County town of Medicine Lodge will be able to purchase alcohol on all Sundays except Easter. The Hutchinson News reported that the unofficial vote tally was 157-142. An election official says only five provision votes were cast. That's not enough to change the outcome when the votes are canvassed and made official on Friday.

Liquor by the drink had been banned in Barber County bars and restaurants until last November when voters overwhelmingly voted to legalize such sales.

Nation began her anti-liquor crusade in Medicine Lodge in the late 1800s.

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puddleglum 2 years, 9 months ago

First!

what do they know about Helen Keller anyway?

I hope she doesn't read this.

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The_Twelve 2 years, 9 months ago

The LATE anti-liquor crusader? I guess that lack of alcohol or "medicine" really preserved Carrie if she just passed away. I think I'll wrap myself up in a blanket with a brandied eggnog and read abstinence tracts by that LATE Russian author Leo Tolstoy. Or maybe I should read a biography of the LATE Pres. Abraham Lincoln.

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riverdrifter 2 years, 9 months ago

May Carrie Nation rot in hell. I do know that she tried to close up a bar in Enterprise (KS) and they ran her fat carcass back across the Smoky Hill river bridge "throwing over-ripe fruits and vegetables at her" or some such words. Good on the citizenry for that.

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riverdrifter 2 years, 9 months ago

http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/503

Well, here's something on it. They should've charged her for taking up two jail seats.

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riverdrifter 2 years, 9 months ago

Oh, and one more thing: Medicine Lodge: gateway to Sun City: moreover, gateway to Belvedere. No buck on opening day. I've now passed on two shooters. As the season days drop off the calendar I'll get less particular.

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