June 9, 1911 – Carrie Nation

Oh, the wonders one woman and a hatchet can do. Carrie Nation was such an ardent prohibitionist she took matters into her own hands – quite literally – by walking into bars and saloons and smashing fixtures and bottles of liquor with her hatchet. Sometimes she would have temperance women with her and other times she’d go it alone. By the time she died on June 9, 1911, she had been arrested over 32 times for destroying property. At almost 6′ tall and weighing 175 pounds she was quite the force saying she was “a bulldog running along at the feet of Jesus, barking at what He doesn’t like.”