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Fall 2003


Temperance Movement, Cultural Control


At 3:00 p.m. on March I, 1915, Governor Moses Alexander signed House Bill 142, which would make Idaho a dry state as of Ianuary I, 1916. He used four pens, then gave one to his granddaughter and the rest to the Reverend Will Herwig, president of the Anti-Saloon League, and Nettie Chipp and Mollie Vance, representatives of the North Idaho and South Idaho Woman's Christian Temperance Unions. To commemorate the moment, a news service took moving pictures for its newsreel, and the WCTU ladies present sang temperance lyrics to the tune of "It's a Long Way to Tipperary."

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