Popcorn Sutton - Maggie Valley
(Black and White) of an original Oil Painting on Wood
Fourth in a Series
Popcorn Sutton, was an American Appalachian moonshiner originally from Maggie Valley, North Carolina. He wrote a self-published autobiographical guide to moonshine production, and self-produced a home video depicting his moonshining activities, and he was later the subject of a documentary that won a Regional Emmy Award. He committed suicide in 2009 rather than report to Federal prison after being convicted of offenses related to moonshine production.
� He was a short, skinny fella, who always wore his hat�that was kind of his claim to fame, his hat that he always wore. And his bib overalls�he always wore bib overalls. Even when he came to federal court, he was wearing bib overalls. He was a friendly fellow, and of course every time you would talk to him, he would say, 'Ray, I�ve run my last run of moonshine, I'm not gonna do it anymore, I'm just gettin...