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#1 Aug 16, 2012
Stopped by Maggie Valley a couple weeks ago. Nice place. Reminded me a lot of places in the mountains where I'm from in WV. Drove over from gatlinburg through Cherokee. Anyway, i wanted to look at where Popcorn Sutton was from. Since watching his videos, I've been very interested in the guy. He reminds me a lot of my pappaw and all his buddies that were always hanging around. They're all passed away now.
we stopped off at that gas station on the right side of the road towards the foot of the mountain so I could ask if there were any Popcorn memorials or anything I could see. There were several fellers loafing there. one was particurally interesting. He reminded me a lot of Popcorn by his style. He had the beard, overalls, and a coon pecker shoved in his hat. I spoke to him and he was friendly. He noticed my WV tags on my truck and he mentioned how we had good huntin up here.
I ask about this guy for one reason. I bought a postcard while in MV that was a pic of popcorn and a moonshiner named Troy cagle. Just out of curiosity, I googled "Troy cagle moonshiner". There was a link to a Facebook page that I clicked on. Although he didnt look like the picture on the post card, I swear the pics on the fb page looked just like the guy I spoke to in MV that was sitting on a bench in front of that gas station.
Does anyone know anything about Troy Cagle? Does he hang out at the gas station? Could I have spoke with a legendary north carolina moonshiner and not even known it? Just wondering y'all. By the way, that's a friendly welcoming place y'all live in down there.
#2 Mar 24, 2013
Probably was, we were up there today, and ate at a little restaurant in Maggie valley. Saw a long gray bearded guy in overalls and saw people running after him like for autographs. He was wandering aroun the restaurant, and so we asked the waitress who he was. Troy Cagle.
#3 Jun 25, 2016
no dice : popcorn want from black camp gap and he wasnt one of the four real suttons from maggie! i guess that why he moved to tennessee
grandson of the conley sutton
rest in peace aunt marie
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