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In an Arizona Highways article titled “Whiskey Making in Arizona,” it’s reported there were 30 to 40 stills in the area. Making moonshine was a fairly common practice in America during Prohibition. The still pictured above is on display in Kentucky.

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Moonshiners in Rim Country

The Payson area was known for its moonshine back in the day. The moonshine was called “Payson Dew” and it had a good reputation that went far beyond the region. Here’s a look at this moonshine and the people behind it.


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