MRS. NATION, SALOON FOE, PASSES AWAY [Newspaper Clipping].; Famous Smasher of Grog Shops Dies of Paresis at Leavenworth - Ill Several Months - Suffered Nervous Collapse After Raids and Long Lecture Tours.

(n.p.). June 10, 1911. 1st Printing. Loose leaf. Photo of Carrie Nation in the article. 12-1/2" x 3". Newsprint, black lettering, now housed in a mylar sleeve. A Vg copy. Age toning. Item #46574

"After considerable peaceful labor to stop drink of alcoholic beverages she decided to become militant. Mrs. Nation's first saloon smashing was done in the bar room of the Carey Hotel at Wichita, December 27, 1900. She remained in jail for several days as a result. On January 21, 1901, armed with her favorite weapon, a hatchet, Mrs. Nation made another attack in Wichita [...] Mrs. Nation surprised liquor sellers in various Kansas towns, appearing unheralded and leaving a trail of ruined bar fixtures wherever she went [...] Aroused by the acts of the dauntless woman, the people of Kansas began to demand that all saloons be closed. Smashing parties were organized all over the state."

A true bada** of the temperance movement!

Price: $15.00

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