Bone Dry South Dakota Lecture


“In 1917, South Dakota adopted a very strict form of alcohol prohibition with a 0.0% tolerance for alcoholic beverages. ¬†Americans of that day and ours viewed prohibition as a rurally-supported policy, yet it failed here as it did everywhere else because alcohol was America’s drug of choice.”- Dr. Chuck Vollan

Historian and SDSU Professor Chuck Vollan, Ph.D., spoke to people about South Dakota’s complicated wet-to-dry battles at the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum on February 2, 2017.