One of Medicine Lodge’s more famous citizens was Carrie Nation. She was a member of the temperance movement, which opposed alcohol in pre-Prohibition America. On many occasions she would enter an alcohol-serving establishment and attack the bar with a hatchet.
However, the Hutchinson News reports that Medicine Lodge has recently approved liquor sales on Sunday — and newspapers around Kansas have been doing their best to capture the irony in their headlines…
Carry Nation must be spinning in her grave.
Medicine Lodge, the Barber County town where the ax-wielding temperance leader lived and began her anti-liquor crusade in the late 1800s, voted 157-142 on Tuesday to allow the sale of beer and liquor on all Sundays except Easter. Only five provision votes were cast, not enough to change the outcome when the votes are canvassed and made official on Friday. About 26 percent of the registered voters cast ballots, according to an election official.
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The Carrie A. Nation House is located at 211 W. Fowler in Medicine Lodge and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.Details