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This photo from an unknown location depicts an everyday scene from the early days of Kansas breweries, when kegs of beer were delivered around town — and empties picked up — by horse and wagon.

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Early Kansas breweries kept even small-town residents in drink, culture

State prohibition snuffed once-big business

Early Kansas settlers from Germany were accustomed to a life where celebrations, meals and most Sundays were washed down with fresh beer. To make that possible, even small towns had their own breweries. By Sara Shepherd.


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