Contributed by: Prince Memorial Library Date: 1817-01-13 Location: Cumberland; North Yarmouth Media: Handwritten in ink on rag paper
Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.
In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.
… Act to regulate the Collection of Duties Imposed by law on the tonnage of Ships or vessels, and on goods, wares and merchandises imported into the…
… of the detailed records of these organizations, by-laws and minutes, outline contributions of shoes or household items to less fortunate families.