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This letter, dated September 3, 1917, from Kersey Gowin to North Dakota (ND) Attorney General William Langer reports that a shipment of alcohol is set to arrive in Minot, ND from Montana. Gowin writes that he has become acquainted with a local and asked for 200 to 400 quarts of alcohol, and is informed of 500 pints that were taken to Dad-Marsh's Place. The local also mentions a "dam squeaker" who, if caught, will be lucky to get out of town alive.
Letter from Kersey Gowin to Attorney General Langer Regarding Bootlegging and Prostitution in Minot, October 29, 1917
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Alcohol, Bootlegging, Bootleggers, Kersey Gowin, Minot, Prohibition
Kersey E. Gowin, William Langer, George Qualle, Jay Parriot
Political History | United States History
Gowin, Kersey E., "Letter from Kersey Gowin to Attorney General Langer Regarding Alcohol Shipment from Montana to Minot, September 3, 1917" (1917). William Langer Papers. 267.