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December 19, 2011


Prohibition in “Bone Dry” Indiana

Indiana’s “bone dry” law outlawed the possession of all liquor—even for medicinal purposes. And even in the hands of the state's best known temperance crusader.

May 21, 2007


Billy Sunday

During the last century, a preacher named Billy emerged as a world-renowned evangelist. But it’s not the Billy one might imagine. As if predestined by his surname, Billy Sunday brought “old time religion” to an estimated 100 million people without the benefit of television or electric amplification. Sunday’s career was intertwined with that of Winona Lake, in Kosciusko County, a mecca of religious and cultural activity from the 1890s through the 1930s.

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