|Stories from Prohibition don't just come from big cities like Chicago and New York. They can be found all over, from Minneapolis/St. Paul to our own backyard in southwest Minn.
In coordination with Ken Burns' Prohibition, Pioneer Public Television is proud to present a local documentary on Prohibition. Volstead Fever: Prohibition in Minnesota will feature 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.
In this documentary about the Prohibition-era of southwest Minn., you'll get a glimpse at early 20th century history, visiting the home of Andrew Volstead and learning dark secrets about Granite Falls' supper club, Bootleggers. You'll also hear from local brewers who are shaping the landscape of locally produced beers and find out how Schell's was able to survive Prohibition for its 13-year duration. So pour yourself a tall one and tune into video.pioneer.org for Volstead Fever: Prohibition in Minnesota!