From Arizona Public Media (September 29, 2011):
When Arizona first became a territory in 1863, the only thing about it that was dry was its deserts. The state’s first brewery was built just a few after gaining territorial status, and it held out longer than any other state or territory in a nationwide push to introduce compulsory temperance education in schools. As arid states go, Arizona was pretty wet.
On January 1st, 1915, Arizona became the 13th state to go dry--and met with some unintended consequences.
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