A Round of Moonshine History

It can be a bit frustrating to find a wealth of historical info on famous moonshiners because most of them led a life in the shadows and left behind few, if any, tracks. They did everything they could to stay under the radar and remain elusive to “revenuers” or tax agents.

But I have come across a few resources that shed light on some of the Appalachian moonshiners of yesteryear:

In these texts, you’ll get a peek into the lives of legendary distillers such as Percy Flowers and Nick Williams, as well as others including Amos Owens, Buck O’Hairen, Junior Johnson and more.

Moonshine Bust, Johnston County, 1951

Moonshine Bust, Johnston County, 1951