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.