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Then and Now

Carry Nation House
211 West Fowler
Medicine Lodge

Placed on the
National Register of Historic Places

National Historic Landmark

Photo courtesy of Kansas State Historical Society

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 11, 1976):
From 1889 to 1902, this was the residence of Carry Nation (1846-1911), the temperance leader who became the foremost symbol of a reinvigorated prohibition movement at the turn of the century.

The following was taken from the NATIONAL REGISTER INFORMATION SYSTEM of the National Park Service

"Carry Nation and her saloon-destroying hatchet resuscitated public interest in prohibition at the

turn of the 20th century. While living in this small brick house in 1900, she received a "divine

call" to "go to Kiowa," a nearby town, where she wrecked three saloons. She sold the house in

1902, using its proceeds to open a home for drunkards' wives in Kansas City. She then continued

on her crusading rampage; lecturing touring, and smashing. Her Medicine Lodge house is now a