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Moonshine in the Northwoods

May 31, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Moonshine in the Northwoods

“State Prohibition Officers Land Manitowish Hooch Hounds with the goods”

Headline, February 15, 1922 Vilas County News

Join us at 1 p.m. on May 31st at the MAC and discover how moonshine operations changed and impacted several Northwoods’ communities. During Prohibition, visitors and residents sought sanctuary from Volstead Act enforcement in remote northern towns and villages. Under the cover of forests, streams and lakes, even Al Capone sampled the products of area moonshiners while enjoying “gangster holidays” in Winchester.

Local historian Jim Bokern will share new photos, documents, research and stories that are guaranteed to capture your imagination and reveal exciting historic insights.


May 31, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Manitowish Waters Athletic Club
13870 Woodland Ln, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545
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Manitowish Waters Athletic Club
Manitowish Waters Historical Society