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From 1875 to 1906, the town of Graham, North Carolina, was known for selling corn whiskey made by locals. Saloons stayed open until 10 or 10:30 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on Saturdays. But by 1906, the prohibition era had started and practically all of the saloons were closed. In 1908, North Carolina approved prohibition, and bootlegging took over the market that had previously been operated by businessmen. Even after prohibition was lifted in 1933, the influence of Miss Carry Nation, a prohibitionist, still lingered, and liquor by the drink was never popular again in the area.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 54 Issue 10, Mar 1987, p16-17, il, por
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