Cow Shoe Camouflage: How Prohibition-era Moonshiners Outsmarted the Feds


Cow shoes used by Moonshiners in the Prohibition days to disguise their footprints, 1924. RareHistoricalPhotos.com

During the Prohibition Era, moonshiners and federal agents continually tried to outsmart one another — and one of the moonshiners’ most creative inventions? The bizarre footwear known as Cow Shoes.