Saturday, June 24, 2017

TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY BLOGGER BOOZY DRUG STORE HISTORY LESSON!!!

EXCELLENT write-up here that's one of the best we've seen this week. Check the Paris Of The Plains blog offering an important lesson about the illicit history of this cowtown . . .

Prohibition project: Carey's drugstore

During Prohibition a drugstore was a place to buy liquor legally. Many people still considered whiskey a remedy for certain ailments. With a physician's prescription, pints of bonded whisky could be obtained for "medicinal purposes" in any drugstore that held a government permit. Abuse of the system was widespread.

1 Comment:

chuck said...

I love the story, read the whole blog. Really cool.