Moonshine Church     Henry Moonshine (1760-1836) once owned a farm where Moonshine Church is now located.  He donated one acre of land for a free burial ground when his son John died in 1822 at the young age of fourteen.  Early in 1836, Moonshine began to build a foundation for a church but passed away in March of that year, leaving the foundation unfinished.  After his death, the Moonshine community constructed the church, a log-style structure with clapboard covering.  That original church was completely consumed by an early morning fire in 1961 and has been rebuilt since that time.

     Joseph Raber, victim of the infamous group of local murderers named the  "Blue-Eyed Six", is buried in the Moonshine Cemetery.

    The infamous murder of Joseph Raber committed by the "Blue Eyed Six" occurred near this site.  On April 16, 1879, a Grand Jury indicted Charles Drews, Frank Stichler, Henry Wise, Josiah Hummel, Israel Brandt and George Zechman with the murder of Joseph Raber.

     A man of sixty-five years who lived in poverty in a charcoal burner's hut along the Blue Mountains, Joseph Raber had no steady job and depended mainly on the charity of his equally poverty-stricken neighbors.

     In early July 1878, the conspirators met at the hotel and agreed to insure Raber for a total of $8,000.  The men told an insurance agent they agreed to take care of Raber for the rest of his life and wanted the policy to cover burial costs, then they drowned Raber in Indiantown Gap Creek.

     The facts and circumstances surrounding the Raber case can hardly be described as dramatic or sensational; nevertheless, the trial did attract interest throughout the world and newsmen from all parts of the globe came to Lebanon to cover the trial.  It remains a mystery whether the case itself or the coverage of it that recorded the trial of the Blue Eyed Six as the most outstanding murder trial ever heard in Lebanon County history.

     Five of the Blue-Eyed Six were hung in Lebanon, one was acquitted.