Moonshine a Handicap
Austin Taylor, a reporter for the Waupaca County Post on February
23, 1928, wrote about having spent several days as a guest of Alfred
J. Wrolstad at Alfred's logging camp in Sawyer County near Draper.
Mr. Taylor saw a load of green hardwood logs that scaled 22 thousand
feet. Four teams hauled the load after they had been helped to get
started by two men with the use of pinch bars. Mr. Taylor also wrote
of having observed Mr. Wrolstad being annoyed by the irregularity
of some of the men in his crew due to the sale of moonshine. It
is reported that he was one day watching for those engaged in the
traffic. As a big jug was being handed to one of his employees through
a partly opened door, Mr. Wrolstad slipped over to the place and
took the jug that was almost in the grasp of the employee. He gave
the man "just five minutes to leave the premises". Mr.
Wrolstad then placed the jug upon a stump in front of the dining
hall. Then, taking his rifle he aimed at the jug, shattering both
the jug and the moonshine business for the remainder of the season.
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