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Making, drinking and selling 'shine
Now and Then
roger branch
Back country people have an interesting history with illegal whiskey dating back to the infancy of the nation. Whatever might have been attitudes about drinking alcohol elsewhere, it has been — at worst — ambivalent among rural residents, some of whom have favored its consumption and participated in its preparation. The stereotypical image of this activity is set in the mountains, southern Appalachia, but millions of gallons have been made in South Georgia backwoods and even in town.
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