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By Liz Davis
Feb. 13, 2013 12:01 a.m.

February 13, 1826
Boston is home of first Temperance Society
The American Society for the Promotion of Temperance was formed in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 13, 1826. The organization, later known as The American Temperance Society (ATS), was co-founded by Dr. Justin Edwards and Lyman Beecher. Within ten years there were more than 1.5 million members.
http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/Controversies/The-American-Temperance-Society.html
 

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