Updated bootlegging programs June 16

Did moonshiners and bootleggers come to the Holyland or were they born and raised there? Local historian J.J. Jenkins has been investigating the area’s fascinating past and will tell tales at Bootlegging and Moonshining in the Holyland presented twice – 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at the Fond du Lac Public Library.

Jenkins’ presentation will include historic photos and recordings of interviews with local moonshiners. He invites the public to contribute their stories and memories.

Jenkins, originally of Pipe, has a History degree with emphasis on Progressive Era America from Marian University.

The program is one in the library’s monthly History at Home series, which focuses on stories of local and state history on the third Thursday of the month. Upcoming programs include:

  • July 21: Prelude to War
  • August 18: Murder and Mayhem in 1800s Fond du Lac County
  • September 15: The Boys of Company E

 In the photo: This moonshine still was discovered in a barn near Pipe.

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