Monday, July 4, 2016

A very happy 4th of July in Sumas

In 1910, Bellingham, Washington led the way into prohibition in Whatcom County.  Afterwards, the other communities of the county also followed suit. This meant in many communities, including Lynden, alcohol was not legally available.

Sumas proudly remained  a wet town!  This lasted until the nationwide prohibition laws went into place.  So in making the most of the situation, in 1911 Sumas invited Lynden to come for a 4th of July celebration in which drinking was not illegal.


Picture 1
The Lynden tribune. (Lynden, Wash.), 22 June 1911. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88085445/1911-06-22/ed-1/seq-3/>

The next article give the follow up articles of the 4th July celebration in Sumas 1911.
picture 2
The Lynden tribune. (Lynden, Wash.), 06 July 1911. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88085445/1911-07-06/ed-1/seq-1/>


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