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RUMRUNNER'S PARADISE

  • Aired: 01/05/2012
  • 56:46
  • Rating: TV-G
New Year's Eve, 1915 was a party to end all parties in Spokane. At the stroke of midnight, every saloon in the state would be out of business. This would be the "last call" before statewide prohibition would be enacted, closing the taps four years before the rest of the nation. But even as revelers saluted the new "dry" year, a lucrative "wet" underworld was forming between Spokane and Canada.
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Prohibition in Washington State attracted honest folk to a lucrative "wet" underworld.
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