Despite the best efforts of authorities, Seattle remained “wet” during Prohibition. Here, King County Sheriff Matt Starwich destroys bottles of confiscated alcohol, ca. 1925.
Prohibition in Seattle, 1925
- New York law enforcement dumping illegal alcohol, 1920 — Share the History Love... On Jan. 16, 1920, the government outlawed alcohol – completely. Prohibition was officially put into effect and an end was put to all manufacturing, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcohol and alcoholic beverages. As Prohibition agents stormed cities dumping booze, illegal practices and criminal activity ran rampant. In this photo, [...]
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- Opening of Lincoln Park swimming pool, 1925 — Share the History Love... Children at the opening of Lincoln Park swimming pool in Seattle, 1925. This pool was dug out of dirt with a retaining wall of rocks along the sides. It filled with salt water from Puget Sound. A muddy bottom and control valves that did not always contain the water eventually required [...]
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