"The Talk of Maine" piece on how liquor has been sold over the years in Maine.
"The Talk of Maine" piece on how liquor has been sold over the years in Maine. This summer, if a court decision withstands an appeal, Maine will be completely out of the liquor control business for the first time since 1851. Maine has had a love-hate relationship with alcohol since before it was a state. Maine has one of the highest number of brew pubs per capita, but also produced Neal Dow, the founder of the Prohibition Party. With a history of the state's involvement in liquor sales: from the days when each state liquor store maintained a list of known alcoholics, through the period of state-licensed "agency stores," to the state's recent departure from the wholesale liquor distribution business altogether.
Liquor industry, Liquor laws and regulations
""The Talk of Maine" piece on how liquor has been sold over the years in Maine." (2004). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 1686.
Full text is not available here. Please contact the Library for a copy of the article.