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Archive for November 22nd, 2016

Originally published in the Seattle Star, November 22, 1928

Man using an axe to destroy a vat of alcohol, ca. 1925. (University of Washington Special Collections.)

Man using an axe to destroy a vat of alcohol, ca. 1925. (University of Washington Special Collections.)

The hills of Morganville were running with red wine Thursday.

Deputy sheriffs, in a raid at the home of Abramo Pennacchi, 37, an Italian carpenter, found 1,900 gallons of wine in his basement, they say, all of which was destroyed except enough for court evidence.

The wine was in two 400-gallon vats and 31 50-gallon barrels.

Pennacchi was charged Thursday with possession of liquor with intent to sell and bail fixed at $750.

He told Matt Thomas and Bill Herring, deputies, that he has a daughter employed in the Italian consul’s office in Seattle.

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