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Wooster Digital History Project

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  • Tags: Temperance

This article from the Wooster Daily News describes how the vote to make Wayne a dry county resulted in the closure of the saloons in the cities surrounding Wooster.

Wooster’s Christmas Run Park has links to Prohibition. The city originally paid for the land on which the park is built with fines collected from violators of the prohibition laws.

After Prohibition, beer is once again brewed at the JAFB Wooster Brewery, opened in 2012. The brewery is located at 120 Beall Ave. in the building that used to house Gertsenslager's Co.

This cartoon from Nathaniel Currier shows the slippery slope of drinking alcohol, as perceived by an advocate of temperance.. It begins with a man drinking a glass with a friend and ends with his suicide.


A photographic print of Ella Boole, President of the WCTU from 1925 to 1933. She attended the College of Wooster during the height of the temperance movement and was surely inspired by the efforts of the WCTU in the city.

An illustration from an 1861 edition of Timothy Shay Arthur's 1854 temperance drama, Ten Nighs in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There. This story was presented in play form in the Quinby Opera House at the height of Wooster's activity in the temperance…
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