July 22, 1925

St. Louis police arrested 179 people in raids on stills and speakeasies. Jennie Buttee of Dagett Street told police she didn’t even know there was 5000 gallons of mash in her basement.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.