100 Years Ago, the Booziest January Suddenly Dried Up

Tanks being used to destroy stills and other moonshining equipment in Newport, Ky. The military equipment was “used to crush the contraband articles into fragments.” Circa March 1922.A tank destroying stills and other moonshining equipment in Newport, Ky., circa 1922. With the help of The Times’s photo archive, we revisited Prohibition — the 13-year period when the U.S. outlawed alcohol — which began 100 years ago this month…MORE:

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