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Chuck Cecil to sign book on history of South Dakota prohibition era

May 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The Dakota Discovery Museum will host Brookings author Chuck Cecil for a signing and to speak on his book “Astride the White Mule” at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
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At its birth, SD banned alcohol and then struggled with issue for decades

April 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota had a tangled history with alcohol in its first half century.
According to “Astride the White Mule,” a 2011 book by Brookings author Chuck Cecil, alcohol has been a point of contention from day one, and for decades there was a spirited debate over it in South Dakota. Continue Reading

Mitchell man serving as federal agent killed by bootlegger in 1927

April 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Violence surrounded prohibition and illegal booze, and not just in Chicago and other cities with infamous histories. Continue Reading

Possible prohibition of heavy trucks on Third Avenue West

January 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A busy section of Third Avenue West in Dickinson may soon be free of most heavy truck traffic as officials consider prohibiting their use of it.
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Public television documentary may help correct blemished legacy of Andrew Volstead

September 30, 2011 in West Central Tribune

GRANITE FALLS For George Boman, there is no question about how Andrew Volstead should be remembered.
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