On July 21, 1933, over 65% of voters in Oregon voted for Prohibition's repeal. That vote was ratified a few weeks later on August 7th. The story below serves to illustrate the boldness of criminals in Prohibition era Oregon.

  • In 1924, a Prohibition official stopped a car full of liquor violators. Rather than get caught, they tried to run him over with the car. The official “was dragged for more than eighty feet” and “badly hurt,” but the three men in the car were caught by another official on the scene and jailed.


TRY TO KILL DRY CHIEF WITH CAR , Los Angeles Times (1886-Current File); Feb 9, 1924; ProQuest Historical Newspapers Los Angeles Times (1881 – 1986) , pg. 8