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Moonshiners and bootleggers


Today’s Echo of Our Past concerns one of the more colorful traditions of the Minden and Webster Parish area, bootlegging or moonshining. Now if you have knowledge that some of your ancestors participated in this age-old practice, don’t fear that your family secrets are about to be revealed. The names have been removed to protect the guilty. But keep in mind, the old newspapers are still around and some of the names you find on the court dockets in those pages are quite surprising.

The legal sale of alcoholic beverages had ended in Minden on December 31, 1894, following a public