The forces in the campaign that was to bring prohibition to Utah in 1917 had become identified with the prohibition movement by the spring of 1908. On the side of the drys were the various temperance organizations, the churches of Utah and the major political parties. Allied agaist the prohibition group were the combined liquor interests. Uncommitted to either side were the authorities of the Mormon Church, although both groups could seemingly lay claim to the support of the Church authorities when conflicting statements and actions of that body were put before the public view.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Dyer, Bruce T., "A Study of the Forces Leading to the Adoption of Prohibition in Utah in 1917" (1958). Theses and Dissertations. 4658.
Prohibition, Utah, Liquor laws, History, 20th century