Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures
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Moonshiner's Still Busted
Prohibition Enforcement


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Newhall Sheriff's Deputy John S. "Jack" Pilcher (left) and the local "dry squad" show off a bootlegger's still they found in a local canyon (probably San Francisquito) during Prohibition, circa 1924. The dry squad was headed by Officer James Bond, seen at right.


SD2501: 19200 dpi jpeg from original photograph in Pilcher's scrapbook; SCV Historical Society collection | Same as AP0725.
PROHIBITION

John Boston Story


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Dry Squad Raid 1924

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Dry Squad Raid ~1924

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Jack Pilcher, Raid ~1924

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Jack Pilcher, Dry Squad

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Constable Jack Pilcher
E.O.W. 6-4-1925

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B.F. Summers, Dry Squad

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B.F. Summers, Rum Bust

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Confiscated Rum

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B.F. Summers in Film ~1930

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