History 430: Theory and Practice
Alcohol played a major part in the life of a miner and in his community. The outlawing of alcohol in the country caused lots of things in the life of the miner and in his surrounding community. Across the country crime rates began to rise as more people were found with illegal alcohol or were arrested for altercations that they had been involved in because of being intoxicated.
Burns, Leigha, "Picher's Alcohol: Problems it Caused" (2011). Theory and Practice: Hist 430. 20.