1931 – Beloit Roadhouses Move to Avoid Closure

On this date operators of five Beloit roadhouses – – "an inn, restaurant, or nightclub located on a road outside a town or city" according to the American Heritage Dictionary, but during Prohibition often implying one that sold bootleg alcohol — closed their establishments at the "suggestion" of federal prosecutor Stanley Ryan. They further agreed to move out of Rock County rather than have their businesses padlocked for a year, the civil penalty for certain Prohibition violations. [Source: ]