Crossroads of Rockland History: Prohibition

2019-11-18 Crossroads Prohibition Image

Prohibition in Rockland, with Craig Long 
This program originally aired on November 18, 2019. To listen,
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Rockland County Historian Craig Long joins Clare Sheridan in the WRCR studios for a discussion about the impact the Volstead Act, formally the National Prohibition Act, had on Rockland County. This U.S. law, enacted in 1919 (and taking effect in 1920), provided enforcement for the Eighteenth Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.

Mr. Long was one of the panelists at the Northwest Bergen History Coalition Luncheon on November 13, which focused on the history of prohibition in our area.


Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Steve and Jeff Morning Show, on WRCR Radio 1700 AM, with live streaming at 
www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month.

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.


Image: Saloon of John Crowley Sr., South Nyack, ca. 1920, before Prohibition forced its conversion into a general store. Courtesy Nyack Library, New York Heritage Digital Collections, https://cdm16694.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/nyacklib/id/359/rec/3.


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