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1883

A prohibition amendment passed in the House of Delegates but was defeated in the Senate.

Other events that happened on or around 1883

Nov 06, 1888

A prohibition amendment to the state constitution was defeated during the general election.

Other events that happened on or around November 06, 1888

1910

37 of the state's 55 counties were completely dry or allowed the prohibition of the sale of liquor under local option laws.

Other events that happened on or around 1910

1911

The legislature approved the submission of another prohibition amendment to the people

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Nov 05, 1912

A state prohibition amendment was ratified during a general election.

Other events that happened on or around November 05, 1912

1913

Legislature passed the Yost law, under which prohibition was enforced, creating the Department of Prohibition

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Jun 30, 1914

Statewide prohibition became law at midnight.

1914

State prohibition began

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Jan 08, 1919

West Virginia legislature ratified the 18th Amendment.

Jan 16, 1920

National Prohibition became effective under the Volstead Act.

Dec 05, 1933

21st Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, repealing national Prohibition

1934

West Virginia repealed state prohibition

Other events that happened on or around 1934


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