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Category: Books  Listing Date: 2020-09-19  Product ID: 107
Prohibition in South Dakota: Astride the White Mule
Author: Chuck Cecil
His book on prohibition in South Dakota is the only one ever written about that eighteen-year experience.
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South Dakota has always had an intermittent relationship with prohibition. Constantly changing legislation kept citizens, saloonkeepers, bootleggers and other scofflaws on tenterhooks, wondering what might come next. The scandalous indiscretions of the lethal Verne Miller and the contributions of "agents of change" like Senators Norbeck and Senn kept ne'er-do-wells on edge. In 1927, the double murder of prohibition officers near Redfield dominated headlines. From the Black Hills stills of Bert Miller to the Sioux Falls moonshine outfit buried under Lon Vaught's chicken house, uncork these oft-overlooked and tumultuous eighteen years in state history. In the first book of its kind, award-winning journalist Chuck Cecil delivers the boisterous details of an intoxicating era.
Born in Wessington Springs, Chuck Cecil has been a reporter, photographer, university administrator and editor/publisher of eleven weekly newspapers. Currently, he writes a prize-winning weekly column in the Brookings Register newspaper, has a short program on all of the Brookings radio stations and has written and published twenty-one books.
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