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Gambling Operators Bet on Douglas County - Archives & Local History blog
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Ova Elijah "Smiling Charlie" Stephens operated an illegal casino on the border of Douglas and Arapahoe Counties in the 1930s. Blakeland Inn, als...Show more Ova Elijah "Smiling Charlie" Stephens operated an illegal casino on the border of Douglas and Arapahoe Counties in the 1930s. Blakeland Inn, also known as Wolhurst, operated secretly as a casino, including an underground escape tunnel to assist gamblers in fleeing the law. This blog written by ALH staff traces Blakeland Inn and other Douglas County illegal gambling operations. Show less
Douglas County Clippings Notebook : Crime
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Louis "Diamond Jack" Alterie Photograph, 2002.064
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"Diamond Jack" or "Two Gun" Alterie, born Leland A. Varain, was a Chicago hitman who owned property in Jarre Canon in the 1930s. This image from the archives shows Alterie in a 10-gallon hat. "Diamond Jack" or "Two Gun" Alterie, born Leland A. Varain, was a Chicago hitman who owned property in Jarre Canon in the 1930s. This image from the archives shows Alterie in a 10-gallon hat. Show less
The Melodrama of Wolhurst
Celebrated Colorado Show Place
Book - 1952
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Littleton History Moment - Wolhurst
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This YouTube video by the Littleton government traces the sometimes shady history of Wolhurst Manor, used as an illegal casino in the 1930s (complete with an underground escape tunnel). This YouTube video by the Littleton government traces the sometimes shady history of Wolhurst Manor, used as an illegal casino in the 1930s (complete with an underground escape tunnel). Show less
Wolhurst collections, Denver Public Library
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This link navigates to Denver Public Library's digital collections on Wolhurst Manor. This link navigates to Denver Public Library's digital collections on Wolhurst Manor. Show less
That Night in Franktown, Co
Book - 2015
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Dry Times in the Highest State: Colorado’s Prohibition Movement | Erstwhile: A History Blog
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From Erstwhile: "Guest writer Sam Bock (M.A., CU Boulder) places Colorado's early adoption of Prohibition in social and political context, suggesting the continuing resonances of those circumstances today." From Erstwhile: "Guest writer Sam Bock (M.A., CU Boulder) places Colorado's early adoption of Prohibition in social and political context, suggesting the continuing resonances of those circumstances today." Show less
Prohibition in Colorado: Denver Public Library
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This short blog post introduces James W. Melrose, a Colorado State Prohibition Agent. The blog also points to the Francis Melrose Papers (WH995), which include materials about Melrose's career collected by his daughter. This short blog post introduces James W. Melrose, a Colorado State Prohibition Agent. The blog also points to the Francis Melrose Papers (WH995), which include materials about Melrose's career collected by his daughter. Show less
A People's History of Alcohol Prohibition in Colorado: Labor, Class, Gender, and Moral Reform 1916-1933
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This undergraduate thesis from Metropolitan State University, authored by Saya "Ted" Richthofen, details the history of Prohibition in Colorado. This undergraduate thesis from Metropolitan State University, authored by Saya "Ted" Richthofen, details the history of Prohibition in Colorado. Show less
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