Prohibition Comes to Indiana

The Indiana House passed the Wright-Dorrell prohibition bill (House Bill number 78) in January of 1917. At first, this wasn’t received as big news since it wasn’t the first time the Indiana house or senate approved a bill on prohibition. Previously, the bills would die before being approved by both legislatures. This time, however, the Indiana Senate also passed the bill. Titled, “An act prohibiting the manufacture, sale, gift, advertisement or transportation of intoxicating liquor except for certain purposes and under certain conditions.” James P. Goodrich, former governor of Indiana, secured his place in history when he signed the state-wide prohibition bill in February of 1917.