Zander Leads Temperance Meeting

Join us on Saturday, April 24th at 2 p.m. for a slightly “tongue-in-cheek” presentation by Wendy Zander on the events that led up to the passage of the 18th Amendment and the Prohibition years, as reported in the pages of the Starbuck Times, Glenwood Herald and the Pope County Tribune.  We’ll hear about the “battle of the editors” and get to know some of Pope County’s heroes – and criminals.

In her book, Minnesota 13, Elaine Davis writes, “Ev Zenzen of Rice said his mother was the beer brewing and biggest bootlegging connection for the Brooten area during and after Prohibition.  Anna Zenzen made and sold large quantities of beer out of her home.  He recalls as a child, weekly moonshine pickup trips in the night to Glenwood with him and his sister in the back seat, since they couldn’t be left home alone.” What will happen to a young mother like that if she ever got caught??

“We’ll close with a meeting of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union from the minutes of the Glenwood Union.  Pick up your white ribbon as you sign in on Saturday.”

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