After continuing for a week, the race meet, which started January 16 at Suburban Park,
in Jefferson Parish (Gretna/McDonoughville), across the river from New Orleans.
Los Angeles Times
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 16.--[Exclusive Dispatch.] A puny attempt to revive racing in Louisiana
in defiance of the stringent Locke law, was pulled off at the suburban half-mile track at McDonoughville this afternoon...
STORM VISITS NEW ORLEANS.
Jan 16, 1909
Considerable Damage Done by Wind and Electrical Disturbance.
|MOST OF SOUTH IS DRY|
|Saloons Closed From Virginia to the Mississippi. STRUGGLE ON IN LOUISIANA Practically
the Only State in Which the Liquor Interests Have Not Been Squelched Is in Throes Over Drastic Law Whose Regulative Measures
Are Called as "Bad as Prohibition."|
| The Washington Post |
Orleans, Jan. 16. -- State-wide prohibition went into effect in Alabama and Mississippi on January 1. This gives a practically
solid prohibition or dry country from the Virginia line to the Mississippi River, with a large portion of Virginia also dry.