Carrie Amelia Nation, a radical member of the temperance movement
When Carry Nation stepped foot into the Kiowa, Kansas bar, nobody saw what was coming. The woman, dressed in black, was on a mission from God. But as soon as she entered the saloon, all hell broke loose. She ran behind the bar, smashed the mirror and all the bottles under it; threw the cash register, threw it down; then broke the faucets of the refrigerator and cut the rubber tubes that conducted the beer. She was arrested soon after, but she didn’t mind. The bar had just gotten the Carry Nation treatment. During her years as an anti-alcohol advocate in the late 19th century, Nation built a reputation as a fearless, even unhinged reformer who would go to any length to save people from drunkenness.