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 Dr. Dio Lewis (Diocletian Lewis) Major Temperance Leader

Dr. Dio Lewis

Dr. Dio Lewis, officially Diocletian Lewis (1823-1886), was a temperance leader. However, he was also a preacher, feminist, social reformer, and food/health faddist. And many considered Lewis to be an eccentric. Background His father had been a “notorious drunkard.” Perhaps that led to his strong belief that alcohol was a great evil. Lewis illegally used …

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Daisy Douglas Barr (WCTU and KKK Temperance Leader)

Daisy Douglas Barr

Daisy Douglas Barr was the fiery Imperial Empress (leader) of the Women’s Ku Klux Klan (WKKK) in Indiana and seven other states. Thus, she led about 250,000 WKKK members. That was in the early 1920s. Barr worked closely with the Indiana KKK‘s “Grand Wizard,” D.C. Stevenson. Together, they worked hard on the governor’s race. Many …

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Minimum Age to Sell Alcohol at Off-Premises Stores

United States of Prohibition

You’ll find here a summary of each state’s laws about the minimum age to sell alcohol in off-premises venues. That is, in places where customers must take the alcohol elsewhere to consume it. States vary widely in their alcohol laws. What is true in one state may not be true in the next. Therefore, it’s …

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Alcohol Taxes on Beer, Wine, & Spirits: Federal & State.

Governments collect excise taxes on alcohol beverages. That is, on beer, wine, and distilled spirits. (Spirits are vodka, gin, tequila, rum, whiskey, etc.) Both the federal government and state governments impose alcohol taxes. In addition, local governments do so as well. Alcohol taxes at the federal, state, and local levels adds greatly to the retail …

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