Look Back: Repeal of Prohibition, 1933
Date: 4/6/2012 Album ID: 1446758
Photos by Post-Dispatch files
by Tim O'Neil --- The countdown was to 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 7, 1933, when beer would be legal again after 13 long years. At midnight, the Anheuser-Busch brewery whistles were overwhelmed by the roar of happy humans. August A. "Gussie" Busch Jr. spoke to a national radio audience, then went inside to greet his private guests. "Come and get it," he told them.