Clarence W. Parks Still

On January 16, 1925 the Woodstock Times and Edinburg Sentinel Combined reported that Hamburg resident and carpenter Clarence W. Parks, aged 58, had been convicted of having a still and liquor on his property. He was sentenced to three months in jail and fined $100. Parks had pleaded guilty to having the alcohol and still but he claimed to not have produced alcohol since prohibition had been enacted. This would indicate he distilled alcohol prior to 1906 when the Ashby District outlawed alcohol production.

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