Paul S. George


When Carrie Nation visited Miami in March 1908, the crusade against alcohol had already met with great success in the South and in many other areas of the country. With national Prohibition still twelve years away, more than two-thirds of the counties in the eleven states of the old Confederacy had voted in local-option elections to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages in their communities. While many counties in Florida were in the dry column, Dade remained wet. Surprisingly, Miami, county seat of Dade, had, in its brief existence, already experienced both dry and wet eras.