U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > St. Louis
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 02-05-2014, 08:52 PM
 
1,710 posts, read 1,774,351 times
Reputation: 1849

Advertisements

So I read the thread on bootlegging in Detroit, and it got me wondering-what was the bootlegging industry like here in St. Louis? I know that Prohibition shut down many brewers that were located here, with Anheuser-Busch limping along on near-beers, but how did actual alcohol circulate in St. Louis during the Prohibition Era?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-05-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
4,009 posts, read 5,814,427 times
Reputation: 4569
Here is a good article from Missouri Life magazine: Prohibition in Missouri - MissouriLife.com. There is also a book available called Wetter Than the Mississippi about prohibition and bootlegging in St. Louis. Hope that helps
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-06-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: rural North Carolina
272 posts, read 703,248 times
Reputation: 329
My family lived on the South Side and were of Bohemian and German stock. My grandfather brewed beer in the basement and made my mother and grandmother bottle and cap it. I don't think he sold it - just kept it around for himself and his friends. To this day my mother (who is in her 90s) can't stand the smell of beer and avoided drinking (but not unfortunately, drunks.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > St. Louis
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:08 PM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top