On Election Day 1884, King’s Distillery, the only distillery in the county at the time, passed out cups of rye to those who voted in Damascus, according to an account by a county historian. Voters were so happy with the free booze that they went in line to vote again, and soon residents from outside Damascus and even outside the county came to vote. When election judges tallied the votes, there were more ballots than residents in Montgomery. The county invalidated the election results — except for the ballot question on alcohol.
Armed with 12 minds, five dreams, three crushes, a couple of rants, and a pretzel stand to hide behind.