4–23-08 Rev­o­lu­tion Hall, Troy, NY poster by Ron Donovan

4/23/08 Moonalice poster by Ron DonovanApril 23, 2008 Rev­o­lu­tion Hall, Troy, New York
Moon­al­ice poster by Ron Dono­van

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, the city of Troy, New York has long been a bas­tion of pro­gres­sive tribal activ­ity. Accord­ing to Wikipedia, Moon­al­ice tribe mem­bers in Troy showed great lead­er­ship dur­ing Pro­hi­bi­tion, becom­ing a “way sta­tion” for the ille­gal alco­hol going to New York City from Canada. Thanks to this infra­struc­ture, Troy was able to diver­sify, com­pli­ment­ing its speakeasies with broth­els to serve west­ern New Eng­land. Wikipedia is silent about Troy’s hemp trade in those days, but it’s worth not­ing that Troy’s high pro­file ended with World War II, the same time that hemp pro­hi­bi­tion took hold in the United States. Coin­ci­dence? We think not.


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