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Intoxicating Elixirs
Soda Pop, Medicine, and Alcohol

What do three very different elixirs have to do with Kittitas County history? Each component tells a separate, but interconnected, history that ties to almost every part of Kittitas County, from the county’s founding in 1883 through present-day that ties together breweries, saloons, soda factories and pop bottling, and the druggists and their soda fountains. Come see unique pieces of local soda bottling equipment, a wide variety of pioneer medicines, and learn about how Washington State Prohibition was enacted in 1915 and tales of moonshining, bootlegging, and disasters that unfolded afterward.