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In 1959, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax unit raided a moonshine still just outside Franklinton. The ATTU dumped thousands of gallons of finished whiskey into a little stream near the factory without realizing it emptied into the town's drinking water reservoir. Although many residents complained about the taste and odor of their water, there were no other adverse side effects to the spill. The smell and taste cleared up after several days.