Orleans County's Elite Led Temperance Reform Efforts
AuthorBallard, Matthew R.
PublisherCounty of Orleans
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AbstractFollowing the passing of New York’s amendment that extended voting rights to women in 1917, the subsequent election involving the question of whether Albion would remain a “wet” or “dry” town was decided by the female vote. Although the vote was later deemed invalid, the local temperance organizations mobilized a sufficient number of new voters to end the sale of alcohol in Orleans County, even if only for a brief moment.
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