Iowa

On June 20, 1933, more than 60% of voters in Iowas voted to repeal Prohibition. That vote was ratified on July 10th. The rather ironic story below does a good job of showing one of Prohibition's effects in Iowa—violent crime.

  • C.B. Cook, leader of the W.C.T.U. in Iowa, was shot in her home in 1925. She was believed to have been shot by a bootlegger. She had recently testified against several liquor law violators, and it was believed that her assassination was revenge.


Source:

MURDER OF IOWA WOMAN TO BRING WAR AGAINST RUM, The Atlanta Constitution (1881-2001); Sep 9, 1925; ProQuest Historical Newspapers Atlanta Constitution (1868 – 1939), pg. 1