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[AL ] History 1915
**From "This Week in Alabama History" on the state archvies site at http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/current.html
July 1, 1915: Statewide prohibition goes into effect in Alabama, five years before nationwide prohibition.
The sale and regulation of alcohol has often been a bitter issue in Alabama politics, and the 1915 ban was first vetoed by Gov. Charles Henderson ,/govs_list/g_hender.html but the legislature overrode his veto. Despite prohibition, 386 illegal stills were seized in Alabama in 1915.