Carry NationA Story by Dalaina Renee
This is a true story about a lady who came to my home town Holly, back in 1908.
She was a famous, prohibitionist,whom visited the little town called Holly,MI.
One of the first towns in MI to get railroad tracks through it. It was thriving 100 to 120 trains passing through each day.
Lumberjacks mingled in. There were over 18 bars in Holly. Which overflowed with customers.
The streets of Holly,was often filled with drunk,batteling,brawling men.
When Carry Nation had entered the public, to protest the subtance abuse, and the laws of the land, her husband had a drinking problem, whom she ended up divorcing.
This set up events for the rest of her life. In, Kansas City wemon arrived by train in August 1908.
After talk, she and the wemon got a large group together to stop these bars, and ban them all together.
She walked around carrying her pistol and wore her black cape.
Holding her umbrella high, she marched into bars and swept her parasol from one bar to the next. Many thought of her as the Joan Of Arc in her time.
For over 40 years,Holly celebrates Carry Nation Festival in honor of this brave women.
© 2009 Dalaina Renee
Added on January 17, 2009
AboutWelcome to my page! My name is, Dalaina Renee. I am a 32 yr old single mother of two little men. Whom I love with all of my heart. When I have free time I love to write. I love to write poems,short s.. more..