The one surefire way for a Chamber of Commerce or a shopping organization in a town or city to boost merchants sales is to promote a day where discounts on goods are offered. Today’s lead image dated by the source to February 8, 1966, was taken in Greenville, NC on “Dollar Day” and shows a police officer directing traffic on the street in the shopping district filled with vehicles and bargain hunters attending the sales event.
- “Dollar Day” traffic on February 8, 1966 in Greenville, NC.
The second photo (below) dated to December 21, 1964, by the source contains a 1950s Pontiac sedan with a trunk load of bottles filled with moonshine seized by police in the Greenville, NC area. The goods are packed in boxes and separated by pieces of cardboard to keep the glass from making noise by clinking together, which is a sure sign of a car and driver hauling the illegal and not taxed alcohol.
Getting caught hauling “shine” which is rare-to-non-existent today is a Federal offense and a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, and a fine of up to $10,000, or both. It is also likely that the vehicle used is seized and becomes the property of the Federal government.
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- Mid-1950s Pontiac sedan with a trunk load of bottles filled with moonshine seized after an arrest.