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July 22, 2019 - 10:05 AM

70 Years Ago

July 1949

TOPEKA (AP) — Liquor will go on sale legally in Kansas this week. It will mark the end of an era of colorful crusading and multimillion-dollar bootlegging business in this long-time stronghold of prohibition. For almost 70 years the sale of liquor has been banned in Kansas by the state constitution. And for 32 years the state’s bone dry law made possession of so much as a thimbleful of liquor punishable by a jail sentence. But last November Kansans voted 422,294 to 358,210 to repeal prohibition.

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