Detroit History: Michigan Votes The First ‘Last Call’
On “the biggest bar night of the year,” we take a look back at 1916’s Michigan vote to outlaw beer and hard liquor.
Federal agents were deployed to prevent fraud in one of our state’s most-contested elections — a race that totally overshadowed the Presidential campaign on the same ballot. Thanks to a former drunk who had found God, even “Wet Detroit” went for Prohibition, forcing local brewery and bar owners to find alternative livelihoods.
Get the whole story from WWJ Newsradio 950’s Joe Donovan in his Detroit History report: