Whiskey Capital and Prohibition

H. Wayne Wilson talked about Peoria, Illinois' history as the “Whiskey Capital of the World.” He said the city’s geography helped build its reputation… read more

Whiskey Capital and Prohibition H. Wayne Wilson talked about Peoria, Illinois' history as the “Whiskey Capital of the World.” He said the city’s geography helped build its reputation Whiskey production and export. Mr. Wilson also spoke about the impact that success had on the city and how the city evolved during the Prohibition era.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Peoria, Illinois, from July 16-22 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Whiskey Capital and Prohibition

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Program ID:
416972-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Peoria, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Oct 16, 2016 | 2:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Nov 11, 2016 | 7:09pm EST | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Oct 16, 2016 | 2:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 17, 2016 | 1:47am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 17, 2016 | 6:18am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 11, 2016 | 7:09pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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