Historically Speaking

The Franklin County Conspiracy
Blue Ridge moonshining found itself in the national spotlight with the so-called Conspiracy Trial of 1935.
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The Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935
The Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935 resulted in the indictment of 80 people involved in the illegal production and distribution of moonshine whisky in Virginia.
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Moonshine Capital of the World
Franklin County, VA has been tagged as the Moonshine Capital of the World for its special brand of liquor and the large amounts produced by the county.
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Common Blue Ridge Moonshining Terms
I bet you didn’t know these terms were a part of history.
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The art of making moonshine lives on in the hills of the Blue Ridge
This is the second of a series of online travel stories based on a recent trip to Roanoke, Va. and the Blue Ridge Mountains area.
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