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Carry A. Nation

1846 - 1911

  • Grew up in Kentucky and Missouri
  • First husband died of alcoholism
  • Worked against the drinking of alcohol through the women's temperance movement
  • Moved to Medicine Lodge in 1890
  • Led her "Home Defenders" to smash bars and saloons
  • Used a hatchet to destroy these businesses, which became her symbol

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