The Death of Edward Fats McCarthy Popke

Fats McCarthy was one Vincent "Mad Dog" Colls trusted associate's and most trusted trigger man, and had once been one of Dutch Schultz's men but left Schultz operation when Coll parted ways with Schultz. McCarthy, who's real name was Edward Popke, was with Vincent...

The Bloody Maxwell District Chicago

For about a hundred years, the Maxwell Street District or better known as Bloody Maxwell on the Near West Side of Chicago, was the toughest neighborhood in town from the 1850s through the 1950s. Named after Dr. Philip Maxwell, who had served in the military, was the...

Bloody Williamson

Williamson County in Southern Illinois during the 1920's was a lawless place, there was the Herrin Mine Massacre where 23 people were killed during a strike, bootlegging and Prohibition were in full effect and this would set the stage for an all out war between hated...

The Murder of Teddy Deegan

Teddy Deegan was a small time hood in Boston, he was associated with the McLaughlins from Charlestown, who were at war with the Winter Hill gang. Teddy Deegan was a former professional boxer but had been working as a longshoreman. In the cycle of tit for tat killings...
Bloody Williamson

Bloody Williamson

Williamson County in Southern Illinois during the 1920's was a lawless place, there was the Herrin Mine Massacre where...

The Murder of Teddy Deegan

The Murder of Teddy Deegan

Teddy Deegan was a small time hood in Boston, he was associated with the McLaughlins from Charlestown, who were at war...

The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties. The Prohibition Laws, the Eighteenth Amendment & Volstead Act, had just been passed banning...

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