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Bootleggers, Organized Crime & Prohibition
Created by dclarchivists | 10 items
For a time, Douglas County had a reputation for Prohibition-era illegal activity, due to its proximity to Denver and its rural community, which allowed for a low profile. These resources will help you learn about local bootlegging, gangsters, gambling, and other related crime from the 1920s to 1930s.
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Title Overview Format & Publisher Call Number
Gambling Operators Bet on Douglas County - Archives & Local History blog Gambling Operators Bet on Douglas County - Archives & Local History blog
https://dclblog.org/archives/gambling-douglas-county/
Web Resource
Douglas County Clippings Notebook : Crime Douglas County Clippings Notebook : Crime Book - LH 978.886 DOU
Louis "Diamond Jack" Alterie Photograph, 2002.064 Louis "Diamond Jack" Alterie Photograph, 2002.064
https://alh.archives.dcl.org/repositories/2/accessions/781
Web Resource
The Melodrama of Wolhurst The Melodrama of Wolhurst
Celebrated Colorado Show Place
Book - 1952
Golden Press American News Co
LH 978.8 BAN
Littleton History Moment - Wolhurst Littleton History Moment - Wolhurst
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcjgYSmLh_c
Web Resource
Wolhurst collections, Denver Public Library Wolhurst collections, Denver Public Library
https://digital.denverlibrary.org/digital/collection/p15330coll22/search/searchterm/wolhurst
Web Resource
That Night in Franktown, Co That Night in Franktown, Co Book - 2015
Nielsen Publishing
LH F NIELSEN, K
Dry Times in the Highest State: Colorado’s Prohibition Movement | Erstwhile: A History Blog Dry Times in the Highest State: Colorado’s Prohibition Movement | Erstwhile: A History Blog
https://erstwhileblog.com/2019/02/27/colorado-prohibition-movement/
Web Resource
Prohibition in Colorado: Denver Public Library Prohibition in Colorado: Denver Public Library
https://history.denverlibrary.org/news/prohibition-colorado
Web Resource
A People's History of Alcohol Prohibition in Colorado: Labor, Class, Gender, and Moral Reform 1916-1933 A People's History of Alcohol Prohibition in Colorado: Labor, Class, Gender, and Moral Reform 1916-1933
http://digital.auraria.edu/IR00000098/00001
Web Resource
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