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Moonshiner Cow Shoes - Prohibition

Moonshiners attached blocks of wood under their shoes to disguise their footprints as cow hoofs. This was to keep federal agents away from the moonshiners' operations.

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Daniel Pinna Actually, I believe that the May 27th, 1922 issue of "The Evening Independent" had a story that said moonshiners wore "cow shoes" to trick people that were looking for their operations. The wood blocks were cut out in the impression of hoof prints to hide their footprints from government agents.
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