Idaho

Almost 60% of voters in Idaho chose to repeal Prohibition when it came to a vote on September 19, 1933. That vote was later ratified on October 17th. The story serves to illustrate in a small way what Prohibition era Idaho was like.

  • An article ran in 1929 about a federal officer who was threatened right before testifying in court. Apparently right before the witness took the stand, a man stared at witness with his hand clamped over over his mouth, meaning “Keep your mouth shut or die.”


Sources:

DEATH THREAT GIVEN IDAHO RUM WITNESS , The Washington Post (1877-1954); Dec 22, 1929; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Washington Post (1877 – 1992) , pg. M16