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Saturday, April 2, 2016

1936 :: Rockdale Goes Wet

Milam County voters Saturday broke the 19 year drouth with a deluge of ballots for repeal of the law enacted in 1917 against the sale of liquor. . . . Cameron Herald, April 2, 1936

With a total vote polled of 3,733 -- only about half the county's voting strength -- Milam county went definitely into the "wet" column last Saturday when by a majority of 943 votes Milam county voters declared for legalizing the sale of hard liquor. The ballot read "for legalizing the sale of all liquors," and "against legalizing the sale of all liquors." The vote was 2343 "for," and 1390 "against." . . . Rockdale joined the wet in this election by a vote of 182 to 71. . . . The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 2, 1936

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