11/12/12 101 W, 1 I - + 5 - 5 Moonshine is Poison


For your Monday morning amusement, came across these on eBay. Created as a public information channel by the state, it appears Internal Revenue Service. No idea what decade these are from. Nor any idea of how severe of a public health problem this was (or still is?). But it did inspire a heck of a popular auto racing sport! Cue banjo music... (And if memory serves, my archives have some stories about 'shine raids in Stony Hill in the 1920s or abouts. Maybe also involving fires or arson. Need to dig those out again.) Click to enlarge:
 





While attending Charles R Bugg Elem School in Raleigh a few weeks ago, one of my classmates had a bunch of 12” rulers that had the logo “MOONSHINE KILLS” that is on the fan on the left (the apparently deceased body).
DJ - 11/12/12 - 09:35

Forgot… late 60s when I was at Bugg.
DJ - 11/12/12 - 10:58

Pleading the 5th. ...and you saw nothing… you just need to look on up the road a ways. There is nothing here for you to see and nothing associated with my family or the area I reside (known as the Harricanes) – yes the spelling is correct. Keep on moving fella.
A.C. Rich - 11/12/12 - 18:09

I got one of these at the state fair in the early 70’s. There was an exhibit in Dorton arena with a still on display. More than likely taken from the Rich farm!!
Troy G. - 11/13/12 - 07:24



  
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