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This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition in Waukegan. Local prohibition was in effect four years prior to the passage of the 18th Amendment. Highlighted in this exhibit is the Temperance Movement, the impact of Women’s Suffrage on Prohibition, and the campaign of “Wets” versus “Drys” leading up to the April 6, 1916 vote. On special display in the exhibit is a bottle that contains the last beer brewed by the Waukegan Brewing Company (formerly Besley’s Waukegan Brewing Company) in 1916.
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