Saturday, November 21, 2015

Moonshiners' Cow Shoes



Moonshiners wore "cow shoes" during Prohibition to hide their tracks from prohibition agents. The shoe is a strip of metal to which is tacked a wooden block carved to resemble the hoof of a cow.





A man shod with a pair of them would leave a trail resembling that of a cow. Officers believe the inventor got his idea from a Sherlock Holmes story in which the villain shod his horse with shoes the imprint of which resembled those of a cow's hoof.



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