• 1907 map of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, showing eight saloons on a single block (Block 6, bottom right corner of map). Compare to next image. Courtesy of the University of Kentucky Special Collections Library.

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    Sheet 3 of Catlettsburg, Boyd Co., Kentucky.
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    • 1907
    • Creator
    • New York : Sanborn Map Company.
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    • 1 map on 10 sheets : col. ; sheets 64 x 54 cm. Scale [ca. 1:50] "May 1907." Shows property lines, buildings with construction and insurance characteristics and addresses. Includes index.
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  • 1920 map of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, showing several "soft drink saloons" on a single block (Block 6, top right corner of map). Compare to previous image. Courtesy of the University of Kentucky Special Collections Library.

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    Sheet 4 of Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky.
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    • 1920
    • Creator
    • New York : Sanborn Map Company.
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    • 1 map on 11 sheets : col. ; sheets 64 x 54 cm. Scale [ca. 1:50] "November 1920." Shows property lines, buildings with construction and insurance characteristics and addresses. Includes index and location map.
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  • Police dump beer out of window in Dorchester. Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

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    Police dump beer out of window in Dorchester
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    • 1934
    • Creator
    • Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967 (photographer)
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    • 1 negative : glass, black & white ; 4 x 5 in.
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  • "Sacramental Wine Seized," 1921 newspaper article. Courtesy of the University of Kentucky Special Collections Library.

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    Image 2 of Mountain eagle (Whitesburg, Ky.), November 18, 1921
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    • 1921
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    • Mountain eagle (Whitesburg, Ky.).
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January 1919 brought the crowning achievement of the Temperance movement: the United States was voted dry. The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors in the United States, was ratified by 46 states; only Connecticut and Rhode Island rejected the amendment. By the terms of the amendment, it was slated to go into effect one year after ratification, which allowed time for development of appropriate legislation for enforcement.

Later that year, the National Prohibition Act (also called the Volstead Act) expanded on the 18th Amendment and the previously enacted War Prohibition Act by specifying strength of alcohol that was prohibited, penalties for lawbreaking, and exceptions that could be made for medicine, religious rituals, and scientific research. Neither law actually prohibited the consumption of alcohol for enjoyment, but they made it more difficult to obtain legally.

The 18th Amendment was repealed in 1933 by the 21st Amendment; to this day, it is the only constitutional amendment to be repealed in its entirety.