PROHIBITION: Like Any Other Girl

The name of Frances Elizabeth Willard, longtime (1879-98) president of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, is held dear by all teetotalers. She dried up Evanston, Ill. so thoroughly that to this day you have to drive several miles west of town to a row of beer-saloons or push south into adjacent Chicago to get a drink. From 1859 to 1874 Miss Willard spent most of her time in Evanston, first as a student at Northwestern Female College (now part of Northwestern University), later on the faculty of Evanston College for Ladies (then...

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