Local history from the Mani Waters Historical Society

Jim Bokern of the Manitowish Waters Historical Society presented “Moonshine in the Northwoods” to a crowd of 90 attendees at the Mercer Library on October 23, 2023. His fast-paced talk included examples of how moonshine served as an added income stream during tight times, how the Northwoods moonshine industry connected to Chicago and beyond, and of the rough-and-tumble life in Wisconsin’s Northwoods in the 1920s and 1930s.

Watch an online version of Jim’s talk, Moonshine in the Northwoods, on YouTube

For more information about Northwoods history, visit the Manitowish Waters Historical Society’s web page or check out their YouTube channel.