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Pioneer woman in the American West....late 1800's.

A Prairie Pioneer woman gathering buffalo chips. Jane was probably this tired often.

Legendary moonshiner Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton, Maggie Valley, North Carolina.

Moonshiner: Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton was the embodiment of moonshiners of long ago, in Cocke County, Tennessee. identified as 1 of 4 “moonshine capitals of the world” producing “Mountain Spirits,” Mr. Sutton learned the family trade from his father.

Soup Beans and Skillet Cornbread. My granny was a hillbilly in the southwestern tip of Virginia.  She was raised on soup beans and corn bread.  Looking for that taste!

Soup Beans and Skillet Cornbread.Lately I’ve been craving soup beans. Not bean soup. Soup beans slow-cooking dried beans with a ham hock in a big pot full of water until they get tender and creamy. Then you season them, add bacon

Eastern Kentucky, 1972still remember momma killing & picking a chicken for Sunday dinner. Only day of week we had meat unless it was bologna that daddy bought by the roll. Otherwise it was all vegetable dinner's from momma's garden with cornbread & biscuits, of course. I still love veggies.

William Gedney Eastern Kentucky, 1972 killing & picking a chicken for Sunday dinner.

In an era when corn was plentiful and dollars were not, Rabun County men, like their neighbors in all of Georgia and much of Appalachia, turned to the production and selling of moonshine to put food on the table for their families.

In an era when corn was plentiful and dollars were not, Rabun County men, like their neighbors in all of Georgia and much of Appalachia, turned to the production and selling of moonshine to put food on the table for their families. Is it needed today?

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