A temperance society forms in 1835

Green Bay Badger Cradle of Temperance Movement


With the assistance of two recent Yankee settlers, Thomas and Nelson Olin, the first temperance society formed in Green Bay in 1835. This article, based on the memories of an old city resident, suggests that the temperance movement began in response to the carousing of young soldiers at nearby Fort Howard.


Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Industrialization and Urbanization
Abolition and Other Reforms
Brewing and Prohibition
Creator: Green Bay Press Gazette
Pub Data: Green Bay Press Gazette. 25 May 1921.
Citation: "Green Bay Badger Cradle of Temperance Movement." Green Bay Press Gazette (25 May 1921). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1288; Visited on: 7/25/2014
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