Wyoming PBS Documentaries

Prohibition in Wyoming

Special | 26m 45s

The last state in the Rocky Mountains to adopt Prohibition, Wyoming failed to stop the sale and manufacture of illegal liquor. The Legislature created a new law enforcement agency, but two State Directors were fired for graft and bootlegging. Adding to the states problems, many county officials did not enforce Prohibition laws. Prohibition significantly impacted state politics and elections.

Aired: 10/02/11

Rating: TV-G