Saints & Sinners, The Story of Owen Sound: Canada’s Last Dry City
Saints & Sinners
The Story of Owen Sound: Canada’s Last Dry City
by Richard J. Thomas
Owen Sound was the heart and soul of the prohibition movement in Canada. In 1906, the city voted in local option and became known as Dry Gulch; it took until 1972 for the long drought to completely end, when Owen Sounders voted to approve liquor sales in bars and restaurants. With a remarkable selection of early newspaper clippings, personal interviews and research, Saints & Sinners describes a century of tension around alcohol and its effects. Author Richard Thomas has written a riveting coming-of-age story of Owen Sound. Now updated with a list of contemporary breweries, wineries and distilleries of Grey, Bruce and Simcoe.