“The Great Moonshine Conspiracy”

Photos: Blue Ridge Institute & Museum of Ferrum College, Lloyd Ingram, Franklin County Bicentennial Collection

The 1935 Franklin County Moonshine Conspiracy Trial was the longest in Virginia’s history. More than 200  farmers testified about their role, producing  illegal whiskey under the guidance of some of the County’s most powerful men. Jesse Dukes of Big Shed Media produced this documentary and Scholar Charlie Thompson tells the story.

Funding for “The Great Moonshine Conspiracy” was provided by The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.   www.moonshineconsiracy.org  

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