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John R. Smith

Added by yongli on 07/06/2020 - 16:17, last changed on 07/07/2020 - 14:56
John R. Smith (1860–1927) was Colorado’s chief state prohibition officer during the years 1923–25. He successfully rooted out black-market alcohol crime but received harsh public criticism for his often-unconstitutional methods. He brought his friends on “booze” raids and did not shy away from...

Prohibition

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 14:51, last changed on 06/10/2020 - 14:13
Alcohol prohibition in Colorado (1916–33) was a Progressive Era experiment, based on reform-minded and religious sentiments, to completely ban the sale and transport of alcohol. While the intention of reformers was to reduce violence, drunkenness, and crime, outlawing alcohol instead created more...
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