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The Moe Township Temperance Society was established in 1900. That year, the group built Temperance Hall to provide an alternative place for fellowship other than taverns. The building blew down in a storm in 1917 and was never rebuilt. (Courtesy of Douglas County Historical Society)

Wets, drys, gangsters, flappers

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Meet the drys, wets, gangsters, flappers, lawmen and suffragists from one of America’s most colorful periods – the time of prohibition.


It’s all part of the “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition” exhibit, which opens at the Minnesota History Center November 9 and runs through March 16, 2014.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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