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Payson Dew, as Rim Country’s bootleg whiskey was known during Prohibition, was thought by some to be ‘the best between El Paso and Los Angeles.’

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The Story of Payson, Arizona

Chapter 24: PAYSON DEW WAS FAMOUS

On Jan. 17, 1920 Payson was on the threshold of an economic boom. That was the day the 18th Amendment to America’s Constitution went into effect, and the National Prohibition Act became law.

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