Many Saloons Wiped Out

May 1, 1909


Virginian judge restricts liquor licenses drastically spurring the shutdown of over 40 local saloons.


Judge White, in Portsmouth, Va., license court, restricted the liquor licenses for Norfolk County, including the Ocean View and Pine Beach summer resorts as never before known. He refused all licenses outside the Ocean View and Pine Beach enclosures, and granted only one license each within those enclosures. The licenses in Norfolk County were reduced from about fifty-to-fifteen. Many saloons are wiped out.
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