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Prohibition Cars 1928

Prohibition Cars.

The Metropolitan Police of St. Louis drove 1928 Packards with shiny bells on the front.

The Chicago Police, on the other hand, drove Fords and some green 1928 Cadillacs with black fenders.  98 more words

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Alcatraz Island

The first prisoners held on Alcatraz Island were not bank robbers or thugs; they were Confederate sympathizers, disobedient soldiers, and Native Americans.  From 1861 to 1933, Alcatraz Island was a military prison.  125 more words

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Two True Stories

Two Stories BOTH TRUE – and worth reading

Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder. 887 more words

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"Baby Face" Nelson

“Baby Face” Nelson was one of the killers in the bootlegging and prohibition era.  At age twelve, he was arrested for shooting another child in the jaw.   174 more words

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"Pretty Boy" Floyd


You may be wondering how “Pretty Boy” Floyd got his name.  A prostitute that was enamored with him gave it to him.  Charles Arthur Floyd hated the nickname and refused to answer to it.  467 more words

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Frank Nitti

Frank Nitti (1886 to 1943) 

Frank Nitti was Al Capone’s first cousin and later became a good friend.  He was thirteen years older than Al and a member of the “Navy Street Gang” with Al Capone’s older brothers. 229 more words

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Tough Guy Stereotypes

Stereotypes: What does a decorated WWII hero look like?

One of those pictured below is a decorated WWII hero who received the following medals presented by Charles de Gaulle. 202 more words

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