Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Still Haven't Guessed?

Not a grave. Not a stone out-house. The end of the process which inspired the building of this structure has been known to lead to both of ElAshely's guesses, however.

Try again? (nudge, nudge)

It's a still!!!!! or whats left of one... and the hut that housed it.
Ding-ding-sing-ding! We have a winner!

Just a still. No hut. It's the firepit and suppoert for the kettle. Also, as you can see, the cylinder was used for a stack.

This still was only 150-200 yards behind my house. It operated during the 60s and 70's, so it's not from the prohibition era.

Our county was voted dry and a lot of the locals became entrepreneurs.

Actually, the previous owner of our house and his dad operated the still shown. There is still a black-plastic water-line that runs from the back of our property to the still itself.

One of my best friends was raised on top of the next hill and can remember seeing the smoke rising from the woods when it was operating.

I thought it was interesting enough to share.
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