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Prohibition advocate Carrie Nation

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Prohibition advocate Carrie Nation, known for smashing up saloons, was mocked by students at a rally in 1902 on State street at north university. Excessive student drinking and rowdy behavior had made a paid police force necessary by 1871. Cook's temperance hotel and Maynard's "temperance saloon" mirrored the national movement opposed to alcohol. in 1903 the city adopted a "dry line" prohibiting the sale of alcohol East of Division Street. though Ann Arbor celebrated the end of prohibition in 1933, hard liquor was available only in private clubs such as the town club and the elks until 1960. the dry line was abolished by 1969.

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