Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

Peek at the Past

1 Years Ago

July 12, 1923

Chapter two of Moorcroft enforcement activities was unreeled Saturday morning when Sheriff Zimmerschied and Deputies Steele, Guidinger and Hurtt took into custody Addison Bishop and Fred Hofeldt, who were surprised in the act of distilling at their location six miles south of Moorcroft. The officers had laid a neat trap to carry out their program, and at 3:30 a.m., it was sprung with complete success. The violators staged a run through the sagebrush in an attempt to get away, and some ammunition was used to persuade them that it was useless.

Negotiations were conclu...

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