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- n. the period from 1920 to 1933 when the sale of alcoholic beverages was prohibited in the United States by a constitutional amendment
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Elaine Davis wrote in Minnesota 13, her book about the booming prohibition era moonshine industry in Stearns County, Minnesota, that many of the clergy there had come from countries “where distilling and brewing was a source of great monastic pride and tradition.”