In the late 1800s, Sioux City had become a boom town and found itself in a battle between temperance supporters and saloons. The Rev. George C. Haddock would become a victim of his own mission of reform which spurred change after national outrage over his death.
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The relic that serves as a memorial for murdered prohibitionist preacher George Haddock has found a permanent home.
For decades, when Iowa was dry, Sioux City was wet. In the 1880s and again during national Prohibition in the 1920s and 1930s, many in the community flaunted the restrictions placed on the liquor trade.