In a message dated 4/12/2007 9:19:16 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
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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

My town, Williamson, went "wet" after Prohibition, but then voted  itself dry 
and stayed that way until the 1990's. I believe that there was an  article in 
the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle in the late 1980's indicating  that 
there were still seven town in New York that were dry.

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