Tag: Places

Geography of Alcohol and Drinking (Discover the Unexpected)

The geography of alcohol is a fascinating subject. The spatial arrangement of activities is important. It can provide important insights. It can point out the unexpected. And also guide public alcohol policy. I. Geography of Alcohol Related Traffic Crashes. Texas has the most alcohol-related traffic crashes in the U.S. Of course it has more drivers …

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What’s a Speed Trap? Is It Just Strict Enforcement?

Many people ask what’s a speed trap. And also if it’s any different from strict enforcement. Actually, there is a difference. Determining what’s a speed trap and what’s strict enforcement is based on intent. I. Speed Trap Basics If the primary purpose is really to raise money, it’s a speed trap. If it’s really to …

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Dry Counties: Prohibition Counties in the US Today

Dry counties are those that forbid the sale of alcoholic beverages in some form. Hundreds of dry counties exist across the US. And about 18,000,000 people live in dry areas. Thus, about 6% of the the people in the US live in the roughly 10% of the area that is dry. The U.S. repealed National Prohibition in …

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Speakeasy Bars List: Arranged by State & City in U.S.

A speakeasy bar is a legally conducted prohibition-themed bar. Speakeasy bars have become have very popular. This list of speakeasy bars is arranged by state and city. Most have websites that provide addresses and other helpful information. Alabama Birmingham Speakeasy Tuscaloosa Speakeasy. Alaska Anchorage Blues Central. SpeakEasy Williwaw. Arizona Carefree The Speakeasy on Easy Street …

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Prohibition Places Associated with Temperance History

Prohibition (1920-1933) was a national phenomenon. Therefore, prohibition places associated with temperance are found across the country. Perhaps you live in or near one of these prohibition places. A number of places have temperance fountains.  They reflect the quaintly naive belief was that if people had water to drink they would be less likely to …

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Whiteclay, NE: Prohibition Promoted Alcohol Sales


Until recently, Whiteclay, Nebraska had the highest per capita alcohol sales in the U.S. The village has only 10 residents. Yet its four beer-selling stores sold about 4,500,000 cans per year. That’s over 1,200 12-ounce cans per resident per day. Beer sales equaled over a quarter million dollars per resident per year. And some years …

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South of the Border Attraction in SC: Prohibition Made It!

South of the Border

South of the Border is a large tourist attraction located in Dillon County, South Carolina. It’s very close to the southern border of North Carolina. Hence, its name. But how did prohibition lead to its existence? I. The Story of South of the Border Here’s the story. Alan Schafer was a beer distributor in the …

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