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The Spirit of the Law: Governing Alcohol in 19th Century North Carolina

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Wedge at Foundation

5 Foundy Street

Asheville, NC 28801

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Join Howling Moon Distillery and the Mountain History and Culture Group as they welcome Dr. Daniel Pierce to learn about the legal and illegal history of alcohol in North Carolina. And the event would not be complete without a taste of moonshine from Howling Moon Distillery!

“While Western North Carolina held only 14% of the population of the state in 1840, it produced 31% of the state’s whiskey.” – Daniel Pierce, Corn from a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains

Dr. Daniel Pierce is a renowned NEH Professor in the Humanities and resident professional "hillbilly" at the University of North Carolina Asheville. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee where he worked with distinguished southern historian James C. Cobb. He has authored books including The Great Smokies: From Natural Habitat to National Park (UT Press, 2000), Corn From a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains (Great Smoky Mountains Association, 2013), and the first truly comprehensive history of early NASCAR, Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France (UNC Press, 2010).

Tickets include the presentation as well as a local liquor tasting with Howling Moon Distillery. Seating capacity is limited. For more information, contact the Vance Birthplace State Historic Site at vance@ncdcr.gov or 828.645.6706.

Can't make it to the event, but want to support the Mountain History and Culture Group's efforts to preserve and promote early Appalachian mountain life? Make a donation!

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