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Neal Dow, ca. 1870s

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Neal Dow, ca. 1870s / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 6, page 166-168.

Neal Dow, a Portland, Maine native, was born to a Quaker family. He believed in the temperance movement, and during his tenure as Mayor of Portland convinced the Maine legislature to enact Prohibition in 1851.