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Mark Simonson

April 13, 2013

Decline of Prohibition led to return of beer in April 1933


Utah was considered to be the deciding state, becoming the 36th for the repeal on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1933, allowing the 21st Amendment to be ratified.

On Monday: The idea behind a hiking path along the Susquehanna River shores of Oneonta date back to 1975.

City Historian Mark Simonson’s column appears twice weekly. On Saturdays, his column focuses on the area during the Depression and before. His Monday columns address local history after the Depression. If you have feedback or ideas about the column, write to him at The Daily Star, or email him at His website is His columns can be found at

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