in Wisconsin History
Wisconsin "drys" push for ratification of national prohibition in 1918
Wisconsin is Going Dry!
Votes to ratify the Prohibition Amendment began in each state in 1918. In Wisconsin, many cities and towns had already enacted their own local ordinances to restrict the sale of alcohol. This handbill advocates for the ratification of national prohibition, arguing that because much of the state was already dry, there was little reason to not make it statewide.