Sherry Jackson on a horseback riding vacation at Seventy-Four Ranch in Jasper, Georgia
Seventy-Four Ranch – moonshine and camp fires
Another favorite at the ranch is to gather around the campfire in the evening, roasting marshmallows and listening to stories. Larry in particular likes to tell ghost stories. “It’s not if there are ghosts here, it’s who the ghosts are,” Larry will start. There were three murders at the house during North Georgia’s moonshine wars. Lee Cape, a local politician and Deputy US Marshall owned the house when moonshining was popular. There were a number of “skirmishes” at the house as two of Lee’s sons ran moonshine despite their families’ attempts to dissuade them. One of the sons, Levy Cape, killed his brother Hobart after he threw out Levy’s alcohol. Hobart died on the back steps of the house and the bullet is still lodged in the front porch.
If You Go:
Seventy Four Ranch
Address: 9205 Highway 53 West, Jasper, Georgia 30143
My family and I were guests of the Seventy Four Ranch.
This is a guest post by Sherry Jackson, a freelance writer, editor and entrepreneur. Her articles have been featured in a variety of outlets such as Entrepreneur.com, USA Today, Blue Ridge Country, Foothills Spotlight Magazine, Jetsetter and many other print and online publications.
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