In 1921 when the manufacture and sale of alcohol in the USA was ruled illegal, a Calhoun writer commented:

"When the word leaked out that the writs were in the hands of the sheriff, there was a great exodus of those who have favored the raisin-jack vendors with their patronage."

"For once the supply caught up with the demand. It is said that the principal figure among the boot-leggers complained bitterly because the court had broken up his business for a time."