George Saumweber

Moorhead Historic Preservation Walking Tour

George Saumweber

Moorhead, Minnesota 56560, United States

Created By: North Dakota State University

Point of Interest Details

On Thursday evening, 1926 a raid was placed on George Saumweber’s barbershop that was located on South Fourth Street began with axes and shovels. The raid found one bottle of liquor and with it the arrest of Charles Morgan who was holding the liquor. Morgan took a guilty plea and a fine of $200. While searching the Saumweber barber shop the agents had dug up the shop floor boards to find the liquor. Saumweber was arrested with bootlegging. His bond wuld be released on a $1,000 bond and he had to await trial.[1] George Saumweber ended up getting six months in jail.

This map shows where Saumwebers's barbershop was in Moorhead, and where some other blind pigs were as well.


  1. "Moorhead Daily News," Fargo Man Draws Fine (Moorhead), January Saturday, 1926.
  2. Photo couresy of Markus Krueger and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Moorhead Historic Preservation Walking Tour


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