Item name:
Alcohol
Alcohol.jpg
Category:
Drink


Rarity:
Rare
Size:
Small
Weight:
varies
Value:
[Expensive]

Description:
Alcohol was illegal during much of this time period (1920-1933), but Rochester served as a small smuggling port. Since Rochester is on the lake, large amounts of liquor would be shipped from Canada and smuggled throughout the rest of the country. Many of the older homes on the lake have small secret rooms where the liquor would be stored.

Rochester has an interesting history in temperance. The city was home to many breweries, around 44, but even before the 19th Amendment was added there were strong temperance movements within Rochester that resulted in many brewery closures, around 30 before prohibition. By the time the 19th Amendment was passed, there were 12 breweries remaining in Rochester. Two converted into dairy factories and the remaining 10 either went out of business or made malt beers with the minimum amount of alcohol allowed in them by law.

Sources:

http://www.libraryweb.org/~rochhist/v54_1992/v54i2.pdf