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5 MEN SHOT

IN THE STREET OF

MONSON ! ! !


LIQUOR SELLING THE
CAUSE.


Citizens arouse yourselves for the protection of your lives and property.
Men and women, Fathers and Mothers, all come out.

The Citizens of Monson interested in the general welfare of our community, and desirous of ridding our village of the curse which if unchecked will bring further disaster and crime, will cause mourning and sorrow in the families and households which would be other wise peaceable and quiet, are requested to assemble at

GREEN’S HALL


ON WEDNESDAY EVENING,


March 3d., at 6 1-2 o’clock. To consult, advise, and take action in regard to ridding our town of this alarming evil.

E.P. Newton }

Committee of the Town

W. K. Flynt }

for suppressing illegal

G. H. Newton }

sale of intoxicating liquor

   

D. G. Potter}

Selectmen

A. N. Chaffee}

of

Alfred Norcross}

Monson.

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: Monson, a town in southern Hampden County, Massachusetts, had some flush years after the war. The town's industries, included a large granite quarry, a woolen mill, and a straw and felt goods factory, boomed, bringing in large numbers of working people. This new and potentially uncontrollable population must have caused the town's leaders some concern. A group composed of the leading citizens such as William K. Flynt, who owned the local granite quarry and was president of two of the town's banks, began an effort to prohibit the sale or consumption of alcohol. Monson's effort to suppress the sale of alcohol was part of a national effort for temperance and prohibition that gained great strength during the 1870s and 1880s. After 1871 Massachusetts towns could choose whether they would allow alcohol sales, and a spirited debate arose in Monson, like in many towns.

 

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"5 Men Shot in the Streets of Monson!!!"

creator   Selectmen of Monson
date   c. 1875
location   Hampden County
width   4.75"
height   8.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Public Announcements/Handbill
accession #   #L01.061


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