2 thoughts on “Prohibition in Wyoming

  1. Great video. Enjoyed the interviews. It would have been interesting to see some discussion about Wyoming Federal Prohibition Commissioner Carl Jackson during the program. Carl and his men took the job of prohibition in Wyoming very seriously, included several dangerous confrontations with bootleggers and moonshine "runners". Carl was a native of Laramie, WY and by most newspaper accounts not swayed by corrupt officials. Carl and his efforts in Wyoming were nationally recognized, and near the end of prohibition he took over as Prohibition Commissioner for the state of Washington where he tried to stop the smuggling of bootleg liquor from Canada.

    Another name it would have been interesting to include is Ray Haragan from Cheyenne who was known as the "Prince of Bootleggers" in Denver.

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