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‘Brown Bag Thursday’ looks at Prohibition in Wyo.

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 4th, 2011

The next Brown Bag Thursday event, set for Thursday, Oct. 6, at noon at the Beeman-Cashin Building in Evanston, will feature a presentation on Prohibition and moonshine in Wyoming, according to a release from sponsor Uinta County Museum.

Phil Roberts, who teaches the history of Wyoming and the American West, as well as legal, public and environmental history at the University of Wyoming, will present “The Roaring 20s: Prohibition in Wyoming,” with a specific focus on Uinta and Lincoln counties.

“Among the topics he will discuss will be the story of a large Utah brewery relocating to Evanston when Utah adopted Prohibition and Wyoming remained ‘wet,’” the release said. “He will describe how law enforcement tried to tackle the bootlegging problem in both counties, and how state and national prohibition officers made similar efforts.”

Attendees should bring their own lunches; drinks will be provided. For more information, contact the museum at (307) 789-8248.

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