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Post  bluebird on Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:31 am

Bootlegging was the illegle transportanting of alcohol or liquor. By means of hiding the containers in places in homes or in tunnels under buildings in town. Some used cars ,wagons, or trucks to sell the liquor. Some made it and stored in pint or quart glass jars and sold to other bootleggers and thought they were hiding it from the law.But the law always found it,or thought they had.There was always another hiding place .ummm bluebird

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Post  bluebird on Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:37 am

Carrie nation was famous for destroying bars and other places in Kansas that sold alcohol with her big ax.bluebird Smile

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Post  billie0w on Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:20 am

During the forties and fifties Oklahoma was a dry state, supposedly. My great uncle was a bootlegger. He had the liquor stored in tunnels under his property. My grandfather was a pilot and he flew the liquor from Kansas into his private airport just north of Enid. From there it was just a couple miles of back road to my great uncles house. I don't know if they were "allowed" to keep it up or lucky. But those searching for the runners couldn't very well pull over an airplane to check it out. I think most bootleggers were probably caught by following the runners as they made deliveries.

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Post  Admin on Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:56 pm

billie0w wrote:During the forties and fifties Oklahoma was a dry state, supposedly. My great uncle was a bootlegger. He had the liquor stored in tunnels under his property. My grandfather was a pilot and he flew the liquor from Kansas into his private airport just north of Enid. From there it was just a couple miles of back road to my great uncles house. I don't know if they were "allowed" to keep it up or lucky. But those searching for the runners couldn't very well pull over an airplane to check it out. I think most bootleggers were probably caught by following the runners as they made deliveries.

Very interesting story. It would be neat to gather stories like this up. I would love to have them here at the museum.
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Post  billie0w on Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:02 am

Admin wrote:
billie0w wrote:During the forties and fifties Oklahoma was a dry state, supposedly. My great uncle was a bootlegger. He had the liquor stored in tunnels under his property. My grandfather was a pilot and he flew the liquor from Kansas into his private airport just north of Enid. From there it was just a couple miles of back road to my great uncles house. I don't know if they were "allowed" to keep it up or lucky. But those searching for the runners couldn't very well pull over an airplane to check it out. I think most bootleggers were probably caught by following the runners as they made deliveries.

Very interesting story. It would be neat to gather stories like this up. I would love to have them here at the museum.

Your more than welcome to that one. I can't flesh it out to much more. Maybe some names. All the people involved have passed on now and the statute of limitations is long past so I think they are safe.

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Bootlegging and Distilling

Post  billie0w on Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:12 am

Take a look at this link:

http://www.ausbcomp.com/~bbott/subjects/bootleg.htm

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great information

Post  bluebird on Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:53 am

The site is great and has a lot of info. The survey that was taken could be one today,except they need to spend more time on business and new business bluebird Thanks

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Bootlegging

Post  Admin on Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:13 pm

Very interesting. I have seen this site before, as one of our local historians contributed much to it, but I hadn't noticed this area. Cool!
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