BUSINESS AS USUAL - RUM RUNNING THROUGH ISLAND POND, BY IPHS PRESIDENT SHARON BIRON

 

Dedicated to the late president emeritus Lt. Col Mark C. Biron, Business As Usual is Sharon's third book on Island Pond!

 

Mark, a long time collector of stories and newspaper clippings on Island Pond's role in Vermont's bootlegging past had always planned to sit down and write his own bootlegging book.

 

Sadly, following Mark's untimely passing in an aviation accident in 2018, the task of completing Mark's work has fallen to his widow, Sharon, who shines a humorous light on the town's booze smuggling past.

 

Now together in print for the first time, this exciting collation of newspaper articles and stories reveals Island Pond's liquor smuggling past and Vermont's prohibition era links with Al Capone and Sam Cherenoff.

 

Discover the smuggling escapades of the Parker brothers of Lyndonville; the daring aerial bootleggers ofVermont's skies, and read all about Rum Running 'Queens' like Hilda Stone, a beautiful mill owner's wife who grew to fame for escaping the hands of the Law!

 

Dozens of exciting stories! This book will keep readers entertained for hours. Read about the rum shops of Brighton, Newport, Holland, and Morgan. Be shocked by the chilling murders in Norton and Canaan, and view never before seen pictures of local customs officers.

 

Available now. 76 pages. From: Sharon Biron, Po Box 391, Island Pond, VT 05846. $20. Free shipping.   

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