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Cary Nation’s Hometown Loosens Liquor Laws

KSCB News - November 30, 2011 10:20 am

The south-central Kansas town where
the late anti-liquor crusader Carry Nation lived has eliminated one
of its last remaining restrictions on alcohol sales.
Under a measure approved Tuesday, residents of the Barber County
town of Medicine Lodge will be able to purchase alcohol on all
Sundays except Easter. The Hutchinson News (
reported that the unofficial vote tally was 157-142. An election
official says only five provision votes were cast. That’s not
enough to change the outcome when the votes are canvassed and made
official on Friday.
Liquor by the drink had been banned in Barber County bars and
restaurants until last November when voters overwhelmingly voted to
legalize such sales.
Nation began her anti-liquor crusade in Medicine Lodge in the
late 1800s.


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