Saturday, March 22, 2008

Bootleg Still

This picture is from the 1920's, and shows a couple of guys by an old Bootleg Still, during the days of prohibition. Prohibition came to an end on this day, March 22, in the year 1933. Roosevelt signed a law making it legal to make and sell beer and wine. Bootlegging continued even after prohibition ended. Even though it was legal to make, sell, and consume alcohol, a heavy tax was levied on it. Bootleg whisky was untaxed, so it remained popular for a long time.

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