Wagon With Captured Still, Downtown Hindman, Knott County

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, KY 42748.