I've seen a lot of shots of this place during the day, so Emily and I decided to change things up and go late at night - and try a bit of amateur light painting and flashlight effects while we were at it - and I wanted to get some unique shots. I think I was successful here, but let me know in the comments!
Located in Glen Rose, Texas, "The Outlaw Station" began sometime in the the 1920's. Ed Young built it as a service station, but began using it for distribution of moonshine. the place was a speakeasy at one point, and dubbed "the moonshine capital of Texas"! Like many that excelled during prohibition, the outlaw station's business declined shortly after the end of the era.
There is not much else documented after the sale of the place, but it seems like it was turned into legit gas station and small grocery store sometime in the 50's and 60's. Glen Rose, before and during prohibition, became known as the “whiskey woods capital of the state” and “moonshine capital of Texas.”
Oddly enough, Dr. Pepper was apparently a popular additive to moonshine. Go figure!
Did you know that it's also rumored that Bonnie and Clyde themselves often visited this place. I bet they came for the moonshine, not for the gas...what do you think?
We had a lot of fun that night - even though it was exhausting! I love the idea of taking something that a lot of people have taken shots of and putting my own unique twist on it. I’m sure it’s been done before, but our night adventure was fantastic. Here’s to the next one!
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