Appalachian Outlaws

Mondays, 10:00 PM ET on History

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Deep in Appalachia, there's a war brewing over an ancient crop valued at $600 a pound. Supply can't keep up with demand and it's causing fierce competition inside and outside the law. This mountain gold is ginseng, and there's a frenzied race to harvest it during its short two-month season. APPALACIAN OUTLAWS profiles the growers, the diggers and the middlemen in this dangerous new world money grab. Whoever controls the ginseng, controls the mountains. People will steal it, risk jail time and even their lives to get their hands on it. Over-harvesting in Asia has increased demand, pushing prices to an all-time high, and people are rushing to cash in. It so happens the Appalachian Mountains have just the right elevation, rainfall and mineral-rich soil to produce the best wild ginseng in the world, but it's only legal for digging from the end of summer until the first frost. To prevent over-harvesting in the U.S., some states have started regulating where it's legal to pull ginseng, which has made territorial lines even blurrier than before. And with ginseng fever heating up, outsiders are creeping in on local's territory to find it, causing massive turf wars over this heavily revered root.

Mondays, 10:00 PM ET on History

60 minutes

Deep in Appalachia, there's a war brewing over an ancient crop valued at $600 a pound. Supply can't keep up with demand and it's causing fierce competition inside and outside the law. This mountain gold is ginseng, and there's a frenzied race to harvest it during its short two-month season. APPALACIAN OUTLAWS profiles the growers, the diggers and the middlemen in this dangerous new world money grab. Whoever controls the ginseng, controls the mountains. People will steal it, risk jail time and even their lives to get their hands on it. Over-harvesting in Asia has increased demand, pushing prices to an all-time high, and people are rushing to cash in. It so happens the Appalachian Mountains have just the right elevation, rainfall and mineral-rich soil to produce the best wild ginseng in the world, but it's only legal for digging from the end of summer until the first frost. To prevent over-harvesting in the U.S., some states have started regulating where it's legal to pull ginseng, which has made territorial lines even blurrier than before. And with ginseng fever heating up, outsiders are creeping in on local's territory to find it, causing massive turf wars over this heavily revered root.

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In the Season 2 finale, winter sets in and there's no more ginseng to be dug, while Tony wonders where he'll come up with the 400 pounds he needs to make his Chinatown quota. Mike Ross has a plan to fill the order, but it could lead to a confrontation with the Lunsford Gang, who have their hands full with a vengeful Obie.

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s2e10 Last Chance
April 6, 2015
In the Season 2 finale, winter sets in and there's no more ginseng to be dug, while Tony wonders where he'll come up with the 400 pounds he needs to make his Chinatown quota. Mike Ross has a plan to fill the order, but it could lead to a confrontation with the Lunsford Gang, who have their hands full with a vengeful Obie.
Season Finale
Just when he's ready to call it quits for the season and accept the fact that he's lost over twenty thousand dollars of ginseng to the Lunsford Gang, Obie Bennett gets a tip about the location of the gang's secret storage spot from an unlikely source--his old partner, Ron McMillion. Also, Greg Shook and EJ Henderson pursue a tip of their own that leads the two of them to an impasse over their moral differences. With three days left to fill the final four hundred pounds of his Chinatown order, Tony Coffman is faced with difficult decisions. Meanwhile, when a group of poachers trespass his farm in the middle of the night, Mike Ross pulls out all the stops and unleashes a deadly firestorm to drive them away.

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s2e9 Battle at Wolf Creek
March 30, 2015
Just when he's ready to call it quits for the season and accept the fact that he's lost over twenty thousand dollars of ginseng to the Lunsford Gang, Obie Bennett gets a tip about the location of the gang's secret storage spot from an unlikely source--his old partner, Ron McMillion. Also, Greg Shook and EJ Henderson pursue a tip of their own that leads the two of them to an impasse over their moral differences. With three days left to fill the final four hundred pounds of his Chinatown order, Tony Coffman is faced with difficult decisions. Meanwhile, when a group of poachers trespass his farm in the middle of the night, Mike Ross pulls out all the stops and unleashes a deadly firestorm to drive them away.
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