June 2, 1851

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1851 – Maine became the first U.S. state to enact a law that prohibited alcohol. The state of New Hampshire and the country Canada quickly set up businesses and stores just across the state borders to sell alcohol to Maine’s citizens and made literally, thousands and thousands of dollars.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to June 2, 1851

  1. Drunk Commenter says:

    I don’t know why everybodyis so quick I mean there ae worse things and what’s wrong with a little drink every now and then? I’d hate to Canada just to qunch my thirst but a mans gotta do I suppose! This is a funny article I hope it’s not reall though, I mean it’s like the Onions right? Tht Onion is some funny shit some times.

    Anyway I love you man youre one of the good ones. Don’t know if I’ve ever told you that but yeah if you were here now I’d buy you a drink, and not some cheap crap I mean the goodstuff!

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