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    Chicago alcohol to KY...historical oddity

    http://www.americanmafia.com/Cities/chicago.html

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    "...Unlike beer, which was fully ready for consumption only days after brewing, many hard liquors improve with aging. Therefore, quality alcohol, which Chicagoans had a taste for, often came not from the stills in Chicago Heights or on Taylor street or Division street after sitting for a few days, but from outside the country. And cooperation with Detroit and elsewhere was required to import it from Canada. In return, the local alky was heavily exported, to places such as Milwaukee, Kentucky and Iowa, along with beer that Capone wholesaled to other gangs, including those in the Chicago suburbs...."

    Prohibition turned everything upside down.

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    Re: Chicago alcohol to KY...historical oddity

    That's very interesting and more believable than the many contrary legends about long black sedans with Illinois plates appearing in the hills and hollers of Kentucky in search of local moonshine.

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    Re: Chicago alcohol to KY...historical oddity

    http://www.johnsonsdepot.com/chicago/chicago.htm

    Another interesting regional story on the flow of alcohol during prohibition.

    This seems to be the original article of the first post info:

    http://cocktails.about.com/od/histor...hibition_3.htm

    The United States Prohibition of Alcohol - 1920-1933
    The Effects of Prohibition
    By Colleen Graham, About.com
    Last edited by Jono; 09-14-2008 at 22:25.

 

 

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