Cameron R.

Desable, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Heritage Fair

Prohibition and Moonshining

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live during the Prohibition and Moonshining era? Let me give you a brief history of the times.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I learned a lot of interesting things such as the origin of the word 'Bootlegging'. I also learned about the difficult times people faced and that Nascar racing developed from Prohibition.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned that the early 20s were quite an interesting period of time. It was a different way of life for people to struggle through. There were many challenges and upheavals for all.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life today is much easier than the lives of those during Prohibition. We have so many more opportunities and chances to succeed.