Two Young Moonshiners, Merely Boys, Stand With Their Captured Still

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 U.S. Marshal and his deputies stand on the wagon alongside a captured moonshine still. At left are the two young moonshiners, merely boys. Kentucky location not known. This old postcard view a courtesy of Carl Howell, P. O. Box 116, Hodgenville, KY 42748.