Tryon in McPherson County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Nebraska's Last Dry County
Federal Prohibition began in 1920 with the 18th Amendment.
Supporters believed Prohibition would decrease crime and homelessness, while increasing moral virtue, but bootlegging, organized crime, and political corruption thrived nationwide during the "Roaring ‘20s." The 21st Amendment repealed Federal Prohibition in 1933.
The first beer sold in the county was auctioned for $700. The proceeds went to an educational scholarship.
Erected 2018 by Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 547.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2004.
Location. 41° 33.181′ N, 100° 57.498′ W. Marker is in Tryon, Nebraska, in McPherson County. Marker is on Glenn Miller Memorial Highway (State Highway 92) just west of North Anderson Street, on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 North Anderson Street, Tryon NE 69167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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