“Blue Ruin” drove lawmakers to drink — and prohibition
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Before Oregon was even a state, its territorial government outlawed all booze. Why? It all has to do with a fellow who could probably be called the true founder of the city of Portland — and his ever-bubbling moonshine still. (Champoeg, Marion County; 1844) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1311d-blue-ruin-whiskey-sparks-oregons-first-prohibition.html)
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