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Date: Sept.-Dec. 1981
Creator: Line Fournier
Source: Revue de la Société historique du Madawaska
Collaborator(s): Mr. Martin N. Turgeon

Description: This article explains how, at the beginning of the 20th century, alcohol was expensive for the common people, a fact which incited them to find ways to produce their own homemade brew called "bagosse" or moonshine. Mr. Alphonse Boucher of Baker Brook knew all the secrets of the moonshine recipe and shares his secrets.

Subject: New Brunswick, History, Madawaska County