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"Liora J. Cobin" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 12 Apr 2007 19:47:37 -0500
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Nationally, the repeal of Prohibition repealed all local prohibition laws as 
well.  Towns that wanted to remain dry needed to create new local 
legislation to go into effect at the same time as Prohibition.

-Liora Cobin
Public Historian
Brooklyn, NY

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From: Raymond LaFever <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: [NYHIST-L] Wet and dry towns after end of Prohibition
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 07:58:08 -0400

I am researching the status of my home town (Bovina) as a dry town.
Specifically, I'm curious what happened after the repeal of Prohibition

in 1933?  Did towns in NY have to take steps to become 'wet' or 'dry',

or was it one or the other automatically?  Any suggestions as to where

to look would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Ray LaFever
Town Historian, Town of Bovina

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