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30 Years behind the Bar with Willie Grandison 30 Years behind the Bar with
Brief article describing the career of Willie Grandison, a bartender at the American Restaurant since 1974. Grandison is the only original staff member of the restaurant, and has served famous personalities...
4 Generations--The Shawhan Distillery
Photo and article about the Holladay distillery in Weston, Missouri, established in 1856 by the Holladay family and bought by the Shawhan family in around 1900, with a photo of the "Shawhan distillery...
America Toasted End to Prohibition 40 Years Ago
Article about the growth of organized crime and methods of undercover law enforcement during the Prohibition era, listed as beginning on January 20, 1920, with the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, and...
ASAP: A Program with a Purpose
Photo and article about drunken driving prevention by ASAP, the Alcohol Safety Action Project.
Attitudes About Drinking Changing on Campus
Describes college students' attitudes toward alcohol consumption.
Before Prohibition, during Prohibition and Now
Article lamenting the social and economic problems caused by alcohol production, sale, and consumption, especially by young people, both before and after the Prohibition era.
Board of Review Overturns License Denial
Photo and article about Club Millennium, a "dance hall at 6000 Independence Ave." receving a liquor license in an overturned court decision in 2001.
Photo and multiple articles on the bootleggers (illegal alcohol dealers) of Kansas City and Missouri from the Prohibition era into the 1950s, such as James Samuel Weinberg, Paul "Needlenose" Labriola,...
Two unidentified policemen administering breathalyzer test on a suspect.
Brewing Up a Business
Review of some newer microbreweries and brew pubs in Missouri, a popular trend in beer and other liquor consumption at the time.
Carry Nation Spirit Lives
Article on the life and legacy of temperance advocate Carry Nation, buried in a Belton, Missouri, cemetery. Cass County liquor still served only with food in Nation's memory.
Biographical sketch of Charles Mohrle, "a representative of prominent brewing companies" in Kansas City until moving to Milwaukee in 1909. Born in Germany in 1867 and emigrating to Kansas City in 1886...
Cheers! At City Hall, All Drinkers Aren't Created Equal
Article desribing the arrest and DUI charge of Eldon Audsley, director of Kansas City's Division of Regulated Industries. In this position, Audsley supervised liquor control in city restaurants and bars....
Clara C. Hoffman: Prophet and Pioneer
Booklet of collected stories about Clara C. Hoffman, the leader of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and activist against alcoholism and for women's rights.
Contributors to Missouri Culture: Clara Cleghorn Hoffman
Biography of Clara Cleghorn Hoffman, a "longtime president of the Missouri Woman's Christian Temperance Union" against alcohol and activist for women's voting and other rights during the late 19th century...
Drunk Driving or Dry Run? Cowboys and Alcohol on the Cattle Trail
Alcohol was abundant in the trail towns of the 19th century. Most of the cattle drives came up from Texas, and the state had a reputation for hearty drinking and violence. But did the cowboys drink to...
From Dark to Dawn
Highlights of "the Kansas City fight against vice that have occurred during the last thirty years," including prostitution, liquor, gambling, and organized crime.
Information on George Shawhan (1843-1912), a Jackson County whiskey distiller and grandson of the first legal distiller of Bourbon whiskey in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Native of Kentucky bringing his family...
Hometown Beer: A History of Kansas City's Breweries
Book about the history of Kansas City breweries from the 1850s to 1999, including issues dealing with beer production and consumption such as Prohibition and the Kansas "dry law" starting in 1881. Deals...
June 1-7, 2006
Brief article describes The Ship, a saloon once located at 411 E. 10th Street. The author also delves into the details of the oldest liquor licenses in Kansas City, among which is that of the Peanut's...
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