The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties. The Prohibition Laws, the Eighteenth Amendment & Volstead Act, had just been passed banning the sale of alcohol across the United States but it was largely ignored in the cities, New York, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis etc.Before Prohibition...
Weapons – The Shillelagh, Shillelagh Law & Faction Fights

Weapons – The Shillelagh, Shillelagh Law & Faction Fights

The Shillelagh (pronounced shi – lay – la) is the name for a traditional Irish stick or stick of blackthorn wood, its usually sold to tourists and is a symbol of Irishness, it is on the logo of sports clubs, political office and other places around the...
Egans Rats – The St. Louis Mob

Egans Rats – The St. Louis Mob

Egan’s Rats were an organized crime gang that had a considerable amount of power in St. Louis, Missouri from 1890’s until 1924. The gangs criminal activity included bootlegging, labor slugging, voter intimidation, armed robbery, and murder. Although they...

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