On June 10, 1933, voters in Nevada went to local meetings to decide whether or not to repeal Prohibition. On September 5th, their decision—to repeal—was ratified. As the stories below illustrate, Prohibition was an interesting time for Nevada, to say the least.

  • In the winter of 1922, a Prohibition officer was shot and wounded in a battle with moonshiners. He died from exposure while waiting for help in the snow.

  • The year at the end of which Prohibition was repealed, Nevada's 90,000 residents filled a suspiciously high 10,000 prescriptions for medicinal liquor.


10,000 Got "Medicine" In Year in Nevada , The Washington Post (1877-1954); Sep 8, 1933; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Washington Post (1877 – 1991) , pg. 10

PROHIBITION AGENT KILLED , The Washington Post (1877-1954); Dec 26, 1922; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Washington Post (1877 – 1991), pg. 3