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Stamp out moonshining

The May 12 1922 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this picture of a judge who was trying to stamp out the manufacture of illegal moonshine:

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Google searches turned up the following:

  • Mill Creek is now a suburb of Louisville, Kentucky. Not sure how you could arrest everybody there. (Though this page mentions a town called Mill Creek.)
  • I found this reference to Judge Hiram J. Johnson.
  • If this page is to be believed, Judge Johnson passed away less than two months after this photo was taken.

I found no references to moonshine in Mill Creek, so I’ll never know whether Judge Johnson really did try to arrest everybody.

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