Interview with Taft Davis, July 18, 1986

Project: Appalachia: Moonshiners and Revenuers Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Taft Davis is a former moonshiner who lives in Wayne County, Kentucky. In this interview, he talks about the process of making and selling moonshine whiskey, his encounters with law enforcement, and ways that he evaded the law.

Interview Accession

1986oh198_app065

Interviewee Name

Taft Davis

Interviewer Name

Betty Ellison

R. H. Stockton

Interview Date

1986-07-18

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Davis, Taft Interview by Betty Ellison. 18 Jul. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Davis, T. (1986, July 18). Interview by B. Ellison. Appalachia: Moonshiners and Revenuers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Davis, Taft, interview by Betty Ellison. July 18, 1986, Appalachia: Moonshiners and Revenuers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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