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100 years ago, Hurley, UP defied Prohibition


March 2, 2018

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

UPPER PENINSULA author Russell Magnaghi speaks at the Hurley K-12 School auditorium on Thursday evening.


HURLEY - One-hundred years ago the Spanish Flu shut down much of the Gogebic Range, but not Hurley's booming tavern industry.

It was the same year Michigan joined the Prohibition movement, but Wisconsin didn't follow suit until 1920, author Russell Magnaghi told a large audience at the Hurley K-12 School on Thursday evening.

He spoke for 45 minutes about how Hurley largely ignored Prohibition and the taverns prospered.

Not only did people drink during the days of outlawed booze, but they consumed liquor that was often 90 proof or more. It's no wond...

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