Historian, writer and research consultant David Votta has worked as History Librarian & Archivist for the Capital Area District Library since 2004. Previous to CADL he was employed at the Detroit Institute of Arts Research Library/Archives and as a freelance reporter for NPR affiliate WDET in Detroit. He has studied at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia and currently serves on more boards and commissions than he would like to think about.

2 responses to “Lost Lansing: Michigan once put people in prison for life for possessing alcohol”

  1. Vicki Boyer

    Interesting article! Would you know the man’s name who pled guilty to manslaughter and was charged $400.00?

  2. Mary Bedell

    Etta didn’t have 10 children she only had 4 children. Her child was the one that had the 10 + children.