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Moonshine Still and Cherokee Artifacts Needed

The museum of the Rabun County Historical Society, which is expanding its permanent collection, is asking area residents to donate or loan Cherokee artifacts and a moonshining still to the Society’s museum. The Society believes it is important for the public to understand how our Cherokee heritage and moonshining have shaped the county’s history and

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Moonshining in Rabun County

Museum Exhibit Moonshining: Rabun County’s Oldest (and Once Largest) Industry Rabun County held the distinction of being the moonshine capital of Georgia. Distilling whiskey out of corn or apples was an economic necessity for poor subsistence farmers. Moonshining was concentrated in the remote Persimmon area of western Rabun County and near the Chattooga River to

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