Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Smash Prohibition at Academy High School 1930

Ad from Erie Disptach-Herald May 15, 1930.
Smash Prohibition! Our speakers will tell you how! At the Academy High School Auditorium in Erie, PA. Really? I had to laugh when I saw this advertisement because when I attended Academy High School, the back hall resembled a scene straight out of Cheech & Chong's 'Up In Smoke' movie.

Prohibition ended in 1933. Here's an article about the first State Store opening in Erie, PA: http://oldtimeerie.blogspot.com/2012/07/first-state-liquor-store-opened-in-erie.html

Collegiate Academy is located at 2825 State Street in the old Academy High School Bldg.

I wonder what other organizations rented out Academy's auditorium to promote their agendas.

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