In anticipation of prohibition coming to Indiana, The Evansville Brewing Association introduced Sterling Beverage–the non-alcoholic “foody” cereal drink. F.W. Cook’s came out with Cook’s Dry Goldblum which tasted like beer but without the kick.
When Indiana ratified the 18th Amendment on 1/13/1919, it had already instituted it’s own prohibition effective 4/2/1918. Here’s Indiana’s joint resolution number 2 passed by the Indiana General Assembly of 1919
Governor James P. Goodrich of Indiana in February of 1917, surrounded by prominent “dry” workers as he signed the state-wide prohibition bill titled “An act prohibiting the manufacture, sale, gift, advertisement or transportation of intoxicating liquor except for certain purposes and under certain conditions” and was signed by Governor Goodrich in February of 1917. This […]
The year 2020 marked the centennial anniversary of what is colloquially known as the Evansville “booze boat” or “whiskey ring” trial.