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, a lawman
is surrounded by admirers in this old scene, probably taken in
Morehead, Kentucky. Note the many gunshot holes in the moonshine
still.This old postcard view a courtesy of Carl Howell, P. O.
Box 116, Hodgenville, KY 42748.