Thursday, November 6, 2014
Price for a Whiskey Run
The “whiskey sixes” would run to Canada and back in the late spring through the fall, until the snow came. A Whiskey Six was the name given to the big, high powered automobiles used by the booze runners in the days of Prohibition. The favored automobile was the Buick. Minot was a local point for the Whiskey Runners in the era of 1919 to 1921. The price paid to the runners for running from their start to Canada and back varied. The amount ranged from $100.00 to $500.00 per trip. A lot of money was made in a very short time if you wanted to take the risk. In the days of Prohibition even $100.00 was a lot of money.