6–5-09 Wakarusa Fes­ti­val, Ozark, AR poster by Alexan­dra Fischer

6/5-6/09 Moonalice poster by Alexandra FischerJune 5 & 6, 2009 Wakarusa Fes­ti­val, Ozark, Arkansas
Moon­al­ice poster by Alexan­dra Fischer

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, the tribe has a long his­tory here in Ozark, Arkansas. The Moon­al­ice hemp busi­ness in Ozark was small time until Ulysses S. Grant appointed Fort Smith’s famous Hang­ing Judge, Isaac Parker. The tribe had a mor­tal fear of hang­ing — it was incom­pat­i­ble with the con­sump­tion of herbal enter­tain­ment — but they liked the Judge. Hang­ing was good for the hemp busi­ness. The Hangin’ Judge was appointed in 1875 and he was a great cus­tomer. He sen­tenced 160 peo­ple to be hanged over twenty years. Best of all, he didn’t just buy rope. He bought the whole plant. Smoked like a chim­ney. Which may explain why only half the peo­ple he sen­tenced actu­ally got hung. The rest just passed out from too much herbal fun.

Accord­ing to Moon­al­ice leg­end, today is the 65th anniver­sary of D-Day. Talk about brav­ery. But do you know the Moon­al­ice con­nec­tion to D-Day? Nei­ther do we. If you find one, let us know.

 

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