Prohibition in Freestone County Tx

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Alcohol, prohibition in Freestone County

Alcohol in Freestone County
Published November 2006
Probably the most controversial issue ever in our county from its beginning to now is the use and sale of alcoholic beverages, legally or otherwise. Earliest criminal records involve this problem with charges filed for offenses such as selling less than a quart of whiskey, giving or selling to a slave – it was legal to make and sell with certain restrictions.
Saloons were very common and in most areas, Teague had quite a few in its early years. Carrie Nation, the old gal with the hatchet who fought alcohol, visited here. Not sure why but Teague voted dry the next year, not sure if she had anything to do with this as not much information available.

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