Bartee Haile

Bartee Haile, This Week In Texas History

Democrats gathered in San Antonio on May 23, 1917, for their biennial state convention, where once again booze was the biggest bone of contention.

The prohibition movement took root in Texas soon after independence. The Sons of Temperance boasted an active membership of 3,000 in the 1840s, and the United Friends of Temperance and their youth group, the Bands of Hope, resumed the struggle following the Civil War.

Bartee Haile writes This Week In Texas History which appears every Sunday. 

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