The Fox Lake Massacre

The Fox Lake Massacre

The Fox Lake Massacre was an event when Prohibition Era violence spilled over into Lake County, northeastern Illinois on June 1, 1930. Gangsters from Terry “Machine Gun” Druggan & Frankie Lake’s gang were gunned down at Manning’s Hotel in...
Waxey Gordon

Waxey Gordon

Irving Wexler better known as Waxey Gordon was born to Polish – Jewish Immigrants in 1888, he grew up to become an infamous Prohibition Era gangster who specialized in bootlegging, illegal gambling and in later years, narcotics. He grew up in New York’s...
The Vandeleur Evictions

The Vandeleur Evictions

One of the most famous evictions took place in July, 1888, on the Vandeleur Estate near Kilrush, Co. Clare. Photographs from the evictions are held at the National Library of Ireland and the Clare County Library. The photos were not taken by locals but by tourists...

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