1830 : Michigan’s First Temperance Organization Formed

When:
February 19, 2021 all-day
2021-02-19T00:00:00-05:00
2021-02-20T00:00:00-05:00

On February 19, 1830, Michigan’s first temperance organization — the Detroit Society for the Suppression of Intemperance — was organized. Its first President was General Charles Larned, a veteran of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and who served the Territory as Attorney General.

In 1833, the organization expanded into the Michigan Temperance Society.

Sources:

Mich-Again’s Day

Michigan History Magazine, Volume 2.