And a German immigrant with a (now) famous last name raced to Schuylkill County to quench the city's thirst for suds.
At midnight on April 7, 1933, whistles blew to celebrate the return of legalized beer in the heart of the Coal Region.
"Pottsville celebrated the advent of the new wet era with one of the driest evenings in its history."
The Schuylkill County seat got into the panoramic map craze in 1889, creating a fantastic resource available to modern researchers.
On a recent trip to Richmond, we visited the former site of a Yuengling brewery.
A sweet dessert helped save America's oldest brewery from disappearing during Prohibition.