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Celebrating history: Fighting liquor


Last updated 3/4/2016 at 7:42pm

J. K. Bramble continued his crusade against underage drinking and the tango in the March 4, 1916 issue of The Hill County Democrat.

He printed a letter from E. J. Huston, pastor of the Methodist Church, and an editorial from the Hill County Beacon echoing his viewpoints. Fittingly, the First Baptist Church was hosting an event called “Child Welfare Sermon” at city hall focusing on temperance. However, when it came to prohibition of alcohol, which was gaining traction during this period 100 years ago, J. K. Bramble was downright against it. He had started publishing nationally printed...

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