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Missionaries in the Appalachian Mountains during the early 20th century were adamantly against liquor, specifically one man of the cloth Preacher Davis. The preacher lived in an area north of Asheville called Big Ivey in Buncombe County. Preacher Davis opposed the making of liquor not only in sermons but actively destroyed stills in the area. This active destruction nearly started a civil war with both sides arming themselves.
Williams recounts the story of moonshining in the Appalachian South beginning during the early years of administration of President George Washington.