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On July 1, 1914, prohibition took effect in West Virginia.

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West Virginia's Prohibition Law (Yost Law)
"Tolling Bells Mark Exit of Liquor Era"
"Celebrate First 'Dry' Day in State"
Broadside for Prohibition Speech
"West Virginia Women's Organizations, 1880s-1930 or 'Unsexed Termagants...Help the World Along'"
Incorporation of the Women's Christian Temperance Union



July 1: Plane crash near Premier
July 1: Greenbrier Ghost


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