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July 16, 2012

The Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial

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Jesse Dukes

Franklin County, Va., was called The Moonshine Capital of the World during the Prohibition. And you can’t make that much illegal whiskey without drawing the attention of the federal government. In 1935, more than 200 farmers testified about their role in a massive racket involving some of Franklin County’s most powerful men. Jesse Dukes of Big Shed Media brings us the story of the great moonshine conspiracy, as told by writer Charlie Thompson. Learn more about his book "Spirits of Just Men" at the Moonshine Conspiracy website.

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