1919: Police Uncover “CIDER” In Raid – Ithaca, New York.


The Cornell Daily Sun, Volume 39, Number 21, 22 January 1919

Police Uncover CIDER In Raid.

January 1919.


Protests Start Action.

Complaints from various sources that Booze still being served.

15 shops entered by Special Deputies.

Stocks of cider seized – from 10 gallon jug to haul of 17 barrels.

Gathered, tagged with owner’s name and moved to Police HQ for alcohol testing.

Some tested on site – results: up to 6.5% ABV.

No arrests made.

Facts to go up before Grand Jury.

Cider seized from the following: Alahambra Cafe, Palace, Cafe, Patsy Clyne’s Cafe, Meany’s Cafe, The Exchange Cafe, The Hub Cafe, Conway’s Cafe, Willsey’s Cafe, Purcell’s Saloon, The Globe Hotel, The Office Hotel, The Oakhurst Hotel, The Leigh Valley House, and Herson Brothers (and a quantity of Jamaica Ginger was found at Flynn’s Grocery Store).

Read the full article here, Police Uncover CIDER In Raid.

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For a fascinating look at alcohol production and consumption across America during Prohibition read this republished 1931 article from Fortune Magazine,  U S Liquor Industry, Fortune 1931. Handy map included.

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