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.


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