Murder and Mountain Justice in the Moonshine Capital of the World (True Crime) (Paperback)

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Murder and Mountain Justice in the Moonshine Capital of the World (True Crime) (Paperback)

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A Story of Hard Spirits and Defiant Souls

Franklin County, Virginia has long been known as the Moonshine Capital of the World. That history can seem romantic, but the county has a dark and violent past. The descendants of the Scots-Irish who settled its rugged mountains openly defied the law and employed their own notions of justice to defend their traditions and livelihood. During Prohibition, the production of moonshine skyrocketed, but the liquor didn't stop flowing from the mountains when the Eighteenth Amendment was repealed. County and state officials struggled to maintain order in a region where unsolved murders, strange disappearances, and senseless killings were a way of life. The peak came in 1978, with nine murders linked to moonshine and drugs in the county.

Historian and Virginia native Phillip Andrew Gibbs tells story of that horrific year and the history behind it.

Product Details ISBN: 9781467153386
ISBN-10: 1467153389
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: July 17th, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: True Crime