December 05, 2008

Let's Celebrate Repeal Day.

With all the talk comparing today's economy to the Great Depression, I have noticed that one other event of the early 1930s is being celebrated as well -- Repeal Day!

There is a connection between Repeal, the election of Franklin Roosevelt in 1932, and the Democratic Party's adoption of "Happy Days Are Here Again" as its official song.

The Southern Colorado Beer Examiner has the history, but let me add that Pueblo, Avondale, and St. Charles Mesa saw a lot of illegal distilling and bootlegging too back then, a legacy that lingers in some people's minds.

You can read all about that in Betty Alt and Sandra Wells' Mountain Mafia - Organized Crime in the Rockies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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