This Day in Oklahoma History


07 March

Prohibition in former Indian Territory

Liquor could not be sold in the 40 counties of eastern Oklahoma that formerly comprised Indian Territory, a federal court ruled. For more than four years, eastern Oklahomans had believed they had the same right to buy liquor as those who lived in the area that had comprised Oklahoma Territory before 1907. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis ruled that liquor could not be introduced into that area under any circumstance. More...

Thursday, March 07, 1912

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