Kentucky has long been famous for
its whiskey, legal and otherwise. These old post card views from
about ninety years ago show that sometimes the U.S. Marshal made
successful raids on the hidden whiskey operations of Kentucky
moonshiners. The captured stills were often brought to the county
seat for all to see, as they represented a dangerous conquest.
Many lives were lost during the moonshine wars. Above, another
wagon scene taken in downtown Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky.
Note the gun the man standing in the wagon is wearing. This old
postcard view a courtesy of Carl Howell, P. O. Box 116, Hodgenville,