Admirers View A Captured Moonshine Still At Morehead

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.