He Was Sheriff When Moonshine Was BIg In Appalachia

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  • Published on Apr 19, 2019
  • To get my 1965 film- www.amazon.com/dp/B0001LQL5Q . To see how & why I made it visit ru-clip.com/video/0VFIlLrNtKE/video.html. I was making my 1st documentary with 81-year-old Bascom Lamar Lunsford. During the 6 weeks I filmed him, he took me to many folks including the wonderful character who tells the story of the moonshine era in the mountains of North Carolina. While I was there back in 1964, I tasted my 1st moonshine-purchased in the back of a gas station in a milk container-and I absolutely loved it. Clean and pure it was. #moonshine #appalachia #whiskey #whitelightning
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Comments • 42

  • Zer0Fall3n
    Zer0Fall3n 21 day ago

    I wish this was longer

  • John Muirsgrand
    John Muirsgrand 24 days ago

    Ewwwwww......creepy as hell.

  • Dee Dee Winfrey
    Dee Dee Winfrey 28 days ago +2

    I knew some shine runners they told me some wild stories .

  • cheap hydroponic
    cheap hydroponic 29 days ago +1

    So they smashed the bottles of liquor so the crowd can inhale the ethanol vapor Haha they got drunk off of the fumes

  • Zoey
    Zoey 29 days ago

    Love this!

  • VooDoo Wiz
    VooDoo Wiz Month ago +2

    its nice being from new orleans.. we got drive thru alcohol (daquiries) and can walk around and drink anywhere buy alchy at any corner store or gas station. but they are JUST warming up to the herb...

  • Lord Of Onions
    Lord Of Onions Month ago

    This is my go to place when I want to see the past, David's archives are like an entire library; which is probably bigger than my cities! lol

  • White_Man
    White_Man Month ago

  • Aileen M.
    Aileen M. Month ago +4

    My mom used to tell a story about when we lived in Arkansas... she was at the supermarket one day and started talking with a very nice , very well spoken gentleman (she meant WELL educated ie he seemed post grad+). She said they chatted for about an hour .. then he checked out and left. The checkout lady asked my mom if she knew the guy she'd been talking with. No, my mom admitted. "Well be very careful of him. He's shot 3 people including a State Police officer for getting too close to his still"

  • blastpressure710
    blastpressure710 Month ago +2

    I'm not too far from Madison County. It's nice to see some local (to me) history on your channel! There's a lot of history in Appalachia, I'm glad this is preserved for future generations.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  Month ago

      I loved my times in Madison County.
      David Hoffman - filmmaker

  • Kurt Vinlander
    Kurt Vinlander Month ago

    All Cops are Bad

  • George deMan
    George deMan Month ago +12

    "They vote dry and drink wet. [Laughter]." This is all you need to know about the American people as a political species. If you can square that circle, much less build a functioning society on it, let me know.

    • Bushrod Rust Johnson
      Bushrod Rust Johnson 27 days ago

      The circle is easy to square: laws are for other people. Everyone refuses to apply consistent logic from shit that they want to do when it comes to what others do.
      That's not just in America. Most of the world is downright batshit.

    • JOEY ADAMS
      JOEY ADAMS Month ago

      The Old , NO Mean's YES !!!!

  • The_tree___
    The_tree___ Month ago

    I live in Asheville

  • ainslie187
    ainslie187 Month ago +3

    I'm in Asheville, currently 30+ breweries in town and many more than that in the surrounding region. Liquor sales are still heavily regulated but laws have been relaxed a bit recently....now you can buy alcohol at 10AM on Sundays instead of noon!

  • Nate Murdoch
    Nate Murdoch Month ago +12

    "I was sheriff back in the pro-heh-beh-tion eRA."

  • ArchEnema 67
    ArchEnema 67 Month ago +16

    We seem to be on the verge of a new era of prohibition. This time it's tech giants, social media outlets, and publicly funded universities demanding the prohibition of opinions they don't like from public forums. But this time the result won't be a growth in organized crime, it'll be a civil war.

    • Bushrod Rust Johnson
      Bushrod Rust Johnson 24 days ago

      +Sampl_456 OK.

    • Sampl_456
      Sampl_456 25 days ago

      +Bushrod Rust Johnson were all gonna die by this century if we dont fix our pollution.

    • Bushrod Rust Johnson
      Bushrod Rust Johnson 25 days ago

      +Sampl_456 Global population is projected to peak some time this century. Don't worry about it.

    • ArchEnema 67
      ArchEnema 67 26 days ago +1

      +Sampl_456 By agreeing to work together without pessimistic zero sum game assumptions about resource allocation, which is unfortunately very fashionable among the willfully uneducated far left.

    • Sampl_456
      Sampl_456 26 days ago +1

      +ArchEnema 67 Interesting. But how would we be able to do this in today society?

  • Arrested Lycian Development

    Don't worry we're keeping the tradition alive and well in eastern ky.

    • Sasquatch 2001
      Sasquatch 2001 16 days ago

      +Bushrod Rust Johnson I read that in a hound-dog voice, it was very nice.

    • Bushrod Rust Johnson
      Bushrod Rust Johnson 27 days ago

      BLUUUEE MOOOOoooOON OF KENtuckeee KEEP ON shinin'

    • Sasquatch 2001
      Sasquatch 2001 Month ago +1

      oh so you "drink wet?" I just a hopin' you don't "vote dry!"

  • Kenneth Lucas
    Kenneth Lucas Month ago +2

    " Vote dry, yet drink wet". Hypocrisy 101. Reminds me of today's Evangelical/ Religious Right: Family Values yet the most pornography website hits, teenaged pregnancies, domestic violence, and dropout rates per capital are in the Bible Belt!

  • rebelfrom1944
    rebelfrom1944 Month ago +4

    I had three cousins who were Farmers... They grew corn... but they never sold any of it until they transformed it into moonshine...
    Only one of them were ever caught. He received probation and returned to making moonshine with his brothers. There was an unsubstantiated rumour that they paid off the Sheriff... I do know that they were friends with the sheriff...

  • Kush FPV
    Kush FPV Month ago

    Love from Kush. 🧀

  • Tamee Marie Purdy-Trammell

    Thank you Mr. Hoffman. Your Dilligence and Integrity are Greatly Appreciated. Your Documentations of Real Life History and perspectives is Awesome. I do believe this can open minds and change hearts.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  Month ago +1

      Thank you so much for your comment and your thoughts.
      David Hoffman - filmmaker

  • Sunset Cliff
    Sunset Cliff Month ago +7

    My gram had made moonshine.

    • Bushrod Rust Johnson
      Bushrod Rust Johnson 27 days ago

      And she wore an onion on her belt because it was the style at the time.

  • Tom Havill
    Tom Havill Month ago +32

    This channel is without doubt the best on RU-clip. And most probably the most important too.