Friday, 1 November 2013
Moonshine Cabin, North Carolina
During the early 20th Century, this cabin was the home of Harvey Nichols, who was well known locally for his moonshine. The cabin was rediscovered in the 1960s and is now rented out by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
It is also possible to stay at a cabin near one of the trails to Fork Mountain that is rich in historical significance. In the early 20th Century, the Jones Mountain Cabin was the home of Harvey Nichols, who was a locally famous moonshiner. After the federal Government bought out all of the property in what is now Shenandoah National Park, it burned down most of the houses of the former landownders. Somehow, the Jones Mountain Cabin was forgotten until it was rediscovered in the 1960s. It was renovated by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and is now a popular place for hikers to spend a night or two.