Monday, June 24, 2013

Booze: The Impact of Whiskey on the Prairie West by James Henry Gray

Remember bootlegging?

Author Name    Gray, James Henry 
Title   Booze: The Impact of Whiskey on the Prairie West

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Rexdale, Ontario, Canada Macmillan of Canada 1972

ISBN Number    0770508936 / 9780770508937 

Inscription   Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID   017924

Hardcover. In near fine condition, with a very good DJ, a 3/4 inch closed tear at the top of front panel. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Wide open boozing was a fact of life in the pioneer west of Canada. And it didn't stay in Canada - booze runners came into the states. In Winnipeg, there is a legend that the city had an informal arrangment with Ginger Snooks, its most famous scavenger, to make a midnight sweep of the alleys behind the Main Street hotels with horse and wagon during the late fall and winter, and to cart the passed-out drunks to the police station. His fee was one dollar per body delivered.
Price = 30.00 USD

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