Booze captures the wild days of the Canadian west, when battles raged between the wets and the drys. From Winnipeg to the Rockies, whisky kept the prairies in a ferment for fifty years. Taking advantage of the enormous influx of immigrants during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, hotels sprang up in the towns and cities to cater to the prodigious thirst of their patrons. The unrestricted boozing resulted in drunkenness, brawling, petty crime and the disappearance of many a paycheque. It also resulted in a ...

Booze: When Whiskey Ruled the West 1995, Fifth House Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781895618600

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