A “Wet” Randolph Probstfield

electionWet and Dry politics played a big role in every election.  In 1876, Randolph Probstfield campaigned in saloons for election as the Clay County Sheriff.  On November 7, 1876, pioneer farmer Randolph Probstfield, a Wet, wrote in his diary that he was “Handsomely defeated as Sheriff for Clay County” by the Dry incumbent, J.B. Blanchard.

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