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History mystery

 

December 25, 2020



Sally DeVriendt sent us a note regarding the naming of Alcohol Road in Wrenshall. Her story is similar to ones we heard from others. No one seems to know how the road was actually named but it’s certain there were booming bootlegging operations in and around Wrenshall during the prohibition years, which ran from 1919 to 1933.

DeVriendt including a clipping from a local paper about arrests of the relatives she talks about in her comment. A check of reports from the daily paper in Duluth show a whole string of arrests, especially in the early years of the alcohol ban. One case involved the...



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