Blue Blazes Still

Blue Blazes Still (HM1IL3)

Location: Thurmont, MD 21788 Frederick County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 38.286', W 77° 26.983'

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What the police discovered at the Blue Blazes Still was startling. This was not a small, family still but a big, commercial whiskey operation. Police found coils, cooling boxes, hoses, and eighteen 500-gallon-vats— the largest best equipped still they had ever come across in Frederick County.
The economic incentive of making whiskey was great during Prohibition. The price of backwoods grog soared from $2 to $22 a gallon in such places as Washington, Baltimore, and New York.
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HM NumberHM1IL3
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Placed ByThe National Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 289781 N 4390458
Decimal Degrees39.63810000, -77.44971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 38.286', W 77° 26.983'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 38' 17.16" N, 77° 26' 58.98" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14721-14799 Park Central Rd, Thurmont MD 21788, US
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