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Prohibition becomes official in 1919...

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October 28, 1919

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, October 28, 1919 

* Volstead Act veto overridden
* Total Prohibition in United States

The front page has a banner headline: "RATIFICATION TO END WAR-TIME DROUTH" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the House overriding the president's veto of the Volstead Act. This is a very significant issue reporting an event which would lead America into a very tumultuous, crime-ridden era.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 14 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century

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