(first posted 9/13/2012)    For years, the pickup truck has been the best-selling vehicle type in the U.S. Even before that, pickups could be found across the country in the service of farmers, ran…

(first posted 9/13/2012) For years, the pickup truck has been the best-selling vehicle type in the U.S. Even before that, pickups could be found across the country in the service of farmers, ran…

Vietnam War - M-79 grenade launcher, aka, the Blooper or Blooker, due to the sound made when fired. Deadly with right guy.

Vietnam War - M-79 grenade launcher, aka, the Blooper or Blooker, due to the sound made when fired. Deadly with right guy.

A scrawny, long-bearded mountain man with a foul mouth & a passing acquaintance with copper tubing & kettles, Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton seemed the embodiment of moonshiners of yore Brought up in rural Cocke County, Tenn, identified as one of four “moonshine capitals of the world” in the corn-whiskey history “Mountain Spirits,” Mr. Sutton learned the family trade from his father. Going back to the Scots-Irish, who brought it to the New World & it wasn’t illegal until after the Civil War.

A scrawny, long-bearded mountain man with a foul mouth & a passing acquaintance with copper tubing & kettles, Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton seemed the embodiment of moonshiners of yore Brought up in rural Cocke County, Tenn, identified as one of four “moonshine capitals of the world” in the corn-whiskey history “Mountain Spirits,” Mr. Sutton learned the family trade from his father. Going back to the Scots-Irish, who brought it to the New World & it wasn’t illegal until after the Civil War.

Appalachia. Photographer Albert J. Ewing. The photograph was likely taken in southern Ohio or West Virginia, ca. 1890-1910.

Appalachia. Photographer Albert J. Ewing. The photograph was likely taken in southern Ohio or West Virginia, ca. 1890-1910.

1928 Ford Model A pickup....I learned to drive on one just like this (different shade of green)...wish i still had it!

1928 Ford Model A pickup....I learned to drive on one just like this (different shade of green)...wish i still had it!

"A Kentucky mountain woman is here shown enjoying a book brought by a WPA pack horse librarian, 1930s in Whitley County, KY.

"A Kentucky mountain woman is here shown enjoying a book brought by a WPA pack horse librarian, 1930s in Whitley County, KY.

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