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Sept. 11, 1947: Driver of Beer Wagon Gets Revenge on Streetcars

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. “Big Bill,” driver for Maier & Zobelein, blockaded a procession of cars on Spring Street yesterday afternoon because he was insulted and angry. He had driven … Continue reading

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July 31, 1907: After a Day at the Beach, Beer, a Fight and Gunshots

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. July 31, 1907 Los Angeles After a delay due to illness, newsboy Charles “Winnipeg” Wilson took the stand to testify against Evelyn Ferguson, who is accused of shooting him because he was … Continue reading

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July 5, 1907: Beer Is the Health Drink, Like ‘Liquid Bread’

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. July 5, 1907 Los Angeles See here, you pesky temperance workers, beer is “liquid bread.” It’s good for you.

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