In 1939, Buncombe County residents participated in a special election concerning the legalization of liquor sales. Debate leading up to the vote was fiery and contentious.
On Oct. 8, 1907, Asheville residents voted in favor of Prohibition.
Some tell us there is more drinking and crime since the state went dry…
“Local enforcement of federal and state liquor laws has long come with a big swig of hypocrisy.”
Yesterday marked the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment, ending Alcohol Prohibition nationwide. That makes it an excellent time to celebrate one’s right to personal enjoyment in the form of delicious, intoxicating beverages. For those looking for leads on local watering holes and drinks, the archive of Xpress’ Bar Beat articles is an good place to start.