In a message dated 4/12/2007 9:19:16 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:
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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