Prohibition in Southwestern Michigan

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Even in law-abiding southwestern Michigan, the Eighteenth Amendment turned ordinary citizens into scofflaws and sparked unprecedented unrest. Betta Holloway reached her breaking point when her husband, a Portland cop, was shot pursuing a rumrunner. She relieved his pain with a neighbor’s homebrew. As farmers across the region fermented their fruit to make a living, gangsters like Al Capone amassed extraordinary wealth. Baby Face Nelson came to Grand Haven and proved that he had no aptitude for robbing banks. Even before the Volstead Act passed, Battle Creek bad guy Adam “Pump” Arnold routinely broke all local prohibition laws—and every other law as well. Meanwhile, Carrie Nation hectored Michigan with her “hatchetations.” Authors Norma Lewis and Christine Nyholm reveal how the Noble Experiment fueled a rowdy, roaring, decade-long party.
ISBN: 9781467144803
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Michigan
Series: American Palate
Images: 80
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Norma Lewis has lived in southwest Michigan for about thirty years and is now in Grand Haven. She loves local history and enjoys the thrill of the hunt when doing researching, mainly because she almost always finds something better than what she thought she was looking for. This is her seventeenth book and her ninth with Arcadia Publishing/The History Press. Along with local histories, she writes silly animal books for children. Christine Nyholm has always lived in the Great Lakes region and made a career in business sales and marketing in Milwaukee and Chicago. She currently calls beautiful Grand Haven, Michigan, home. She has a variety of interests and has written online about topics including entertainment, travel, history, health and more. This is her third book about local topics in Michigan, with other titles including Images of America: Muskegon and 100 Things to Do in Grand Rapids Before You Die.
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