ruins of an old cabin
A broken down timber wall is all that remains of an old homestead along the Bluestone River.

NPS photo/Dave Bieri


Walking through Bluestone National Scenic River today, one will find traces of the past; an old stone wall, a chimney or foundation protruding from the undergrowth, a headstone or cemetery seemingly lost in the forest. These tangible remains help to tell and preserve the stories of those who came before us.

historic photo of moonshine still with law enforcement officers

Moonshining on the Blue

The story of moonshining in this area is a testament to the subsistence lifestyles of those who once lived on the rugged land.

Last updated: February 14, 2020

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