Prohibition in Kansas City Missouri

For most of Prohibition, Kansas City's police department was overseen by commissioners appointed by the Missouri governor. From 1921 through 1932, governors were Republicans, not part of the Pendergast Democratic machine.

Prohibition in Kansas City  Missouri

Like most cities during Prohibition, Kansas City had illegal alcohol, bootleggers, speakeasies, cops on the take, corrupt politicians and moralizing reformers. But by the time the Eighteenth Amendment was repealed, Kansas City had been singled out by one observer as one of the wettest cities, as well as the wickedest. A grocer managed a still in the basement of his store. A raid on the Tingle Oil Company found two hundred drums of oil and the largest illegal brewery ever found in the state. This seedy underworld transformed the Heart of America into the Paris of the Plains. Author John Simonson resurrects forgotten stories by revisiting places where they occurred and telling the salacious history of booze in Kansas City.

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Prohibition in Kansas
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Robert Smith Bader
Categories: Liquor laws
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher:

Books about Prohibition in Kansas
Prohibition in Kansas
Language: en
Pages: 4
Authors: Robert Smith Bader
Categories: Prohibition
Type: BOOK - Published: 189? - Publisher:

Books about Prohibition in Kansas
Prohibition in Kansas
Language: en
Pages: 20
Authors: Noah C. McFarland, Francis S. McCabe
Categories: Prohibition
Type: BOOK - Published: 1889 - Publisher:

Books about Prohibition in Kansas
Prohibition in Kansas City, Missouri: Highballs, Spooners & Crooked Dice
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: John Simonson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-05 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Like most cities during Prohibition, Kansas City had illegal alcohol, bootleggers, speakeasies, cops on the take, corrupt politicians and moralizing reformers. But by the time the Eighteenth Amendment was repealed, Kansas City had been singled out by one observer as one of the wettest cities, as well as the wickedest.
Kansas Beer
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Bob Crutchfield
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-18 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Prohibition came early to Kansas in 1881, driving more than 125 breweries out of business or underground. Refusing to even vote on the 1933 national repeal, the state remained dry until 1948, with liquor by the drink finally being approved in 1987. Lawrence's Chuck Magerl worked with the legislature to