Jun 29, 2016

A Methodist and the mission of prohibition

Things were getting hot for the moonshiners of Middle Tennessee in the summer of 1922.

There was raid after raid on the stills of Jackson County, 80 miles northeast of Nashville, where the Cumberland River curved and curved again. Prohibition agents seized the oldest operating still in the county. They seized a new still that hadn’t even been used yet. They seized the biggest still anyone in the area had ever seen and they seized the hidden little ones too. The “wildcatters,” as they were called in Tennessee newspapers at that time, kept getting raided.

This was all the work of one man: a born-again Methodist on a mission.

Read the rest of the story at Evangelical History: "A Born-Again Methodist Who Died Fighting for Prohibition in 1922."