Temperance appears steadily in the US Census records, but never in the US Top 1000. But the virtue figures even larger in American history. Back in 1874, a handful of reform-minded women formed the Women’s Christian Temperance Union in Cleveland, Ohio. The group wasn’t exactly after a complete ban on booze, at least not early days. But the group’s membership varied widely. Some chapters did, indeed, march into saloons singing hymns. Others were more interested in social work, aiding new immigrants and working on a wide range of causes. They’re still around, too.