Bootlegging program repeated Sept 23

Local historian J.J. Jenkins will repeat his program Bootlegging and Moonshining in the Holyland at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Jenkins presented the program initially on August 20 to a standing-room-only crowd, with many turned away due to lack of space. The repeat presentation on September 23 is free, no registration required.

Jenkins’ presentation will include historic photos and recordings of interviews with local moonshiners. He invites the public to contribute their stories and memories. Jenkins, of Green Bay, has a History degree with emphasis on Progressive Era America from Marian University.

His presentation is a part of the library’s monthly History at Home program, which focuses on local and state history at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Upcoming programs include:

  • September 17: Railroading in Early Fond du Lac, presented by Tracy Reinhardt
  • October 15: Harry Houdini, presented by Emily Rock
  • November 19: Cathedral Mice of St. Paul’s, presented by Ruth Du Frane

In the photo: Moonshine still discovered in barn near Pipe.

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