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Al Capone’s Miami: Paradise or Purgatory?

IT’S HERE!! Most have heard of Alphonse Gabriele “Al” Capone, also known as “Scarface,” who rose to become the undisputed king of the Chicago mob during the Prohibition era. Mostknow he became one of America’s most infamous gangsters and earned … Continue reading

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New “Let’s Talk Prohibition” Page

Check out my new “Let’s Talk Prohibition” page. A way for you to comment on one of America’s most infamous eras.

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The Notorious Ashley Gang

The Ashley Gang was a notorious band of robbers and murderers that ran roughshod over South Florida during the Prohibition era. Many of the gang was from the same family. They concentrated on robbing banks, but when Prohibition started they … Continue reading

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Rum Runners vs the Coast Guard

The Coast Guard had been handed a formidable task—halt the smuggling of liquor into the U.S. In the early years of Prohibition, the U.S. Coast Guard was significantly understaffed and ill equipped with an assortment of patrol boats, launches, harbor tugs … Continue reading

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Smuggler’s Tales

It was the Roaring Twenties. The Volstead Act (Prohibition) put an end to Grandpa’s after-work gin and tonic and Great Aunt Milli’s Manhattan at her private country club. Yet imbibers of hard liquors would not be denied. In Chicago, Al … Continue reading

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