Purgatory Mountain added to tourism trail | Local News

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A North Carolina effort to use the state’s history of bootleg liquor and motorsports to boost tourism has added a spot in Randolph County to its list of attractions.

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources launched the Moonshine and Motorsports Trail last year. Distilling grew out of the state’s rich agricultural and social history, and auto racing grew from occasional competitions among speedhungry moonshiners during the 1930s.

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