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James Reagen Discusses His Book Chronicling Early Days of Prohibition in St. Lawrence County

Updated: Oct 6, 2023

In January 1919, the U.S. Congress ratified the 18th Amendment, prohibiting the sale, manufacture, and consumption of alcohol. This 13-year period- Prohibition- influenced nearly every aspect of American life, business, and politics.

James Reagan, long-time managing editor of the Ogdensburg Journal and Sunday Advance News, discusses his book chronicling the early days of Prohibition in communities across St. Lawrence County.

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