Prohibition raid, St. Paul. Photo/Minnesota Historical Society
Pioneer Public Television’s documentary on Prohibition ”features the Congressional author of Prohibition, Representative Andrew Volstead of Granite Falls, the impact Prohibition had on the historic Schell’s Brewery of New Ulm and Ghent, the first town in Minn. to serve alcohol when Prohibition ended.”
The documentary takes a look “at early 20th century history, visiting the home of Andrew Volstead and learning dark secrets about Granite Falls’ supper club, Bootleggers.” It also examines the perspective of modern “brewers who are shaping the landscape of locally produced beers.”
Video: Volstead Fever: Prohibition in Minnesota via Pioneer Public Television.