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Way Back When in Santa Barbara & Mesa Memories

"WAY BACK WHEN" WEDNESDAY - 100 years ago this week

"WAY BACK WHEN" WEDNESDAY - 100 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH: The statewide ban on the sale of alcohol began on July 1, 1919. California had ratified the 18th Amendment in January. [Spoiler alert - The entire nation would go dry in January, 1920.]
"All liquor stores closed in Santa Barbara at 10 o'clock last night. Beverages containing more than ½ of one percent alcohol are not to be sold or carried in interstate traffic. You may have wine, beer or whiskey in your home … last night at 10 o'clock … the windswept hulk of the old ship 'Booze' sank beneath the mountainous waves of public opinion." (Image: After the Town Goes Dry, Henry C. Taylor, 1919)

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