Moonshine trail honors rebel heritage
By Claudia Pinto
It's called the White Lightning trail because the 200-mile route was once a moonshine-running corridor, but that's not all this driving tour has to offer. The route is thick with sites that influenced civil rights, country music and Appalachian culture in America.
The White Lightning: Thunder Road to Rebels Trail is a loop that runs from Knoxville to the Cumberland Gap on Kentucky's border. It's the fourth of 16 self-guided driving tours around the state planned by
the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.
Brochures can be downloaded at www.tntrailsandbyways.com or picked up at city visitors' centers along the route. Here are just a few
of the 159 sites along the trail: