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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Booze Runners ....

The runners carried heavy loads in the “whiskey sixes”. Where the roads were good, the cars could travel along at speeds as fast a 50 to 60 miles per hour. The runners would travel in a line, or group with the lead car posing as a tourist to flush out the lawmen. The lead car would stall on the road, warning the runners that the law was ahead so they could make their get-away. Another trick used by the runners was to have a woman companion and at times a woman driving the car. The thought being that the lawmen would hesitate to shoot at a car occupied by a woman. It was generally considered by their appearance that these women companions were not home loving housewives.


Saul's Bar B Que on Third Street

4 comments:

  1. As always I love reading about Minot. A few years ago, Saul's building was located at the Rough n Ready RV Park. Don't know if it survived the last flood though. I haven't been back to Minot since then.

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