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Prohibition In Hamtramck: Gangsters, Gunfights And Getaways
The National Prohibition Act was no match for Hamtramck. Once a small farming village, Hamtramck grew to be a major industrial city in just a decade. With that came enormous social problems and a peculiar concept that the legality of alcohol


 
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The National Prohibition Act was no match for Hamtramck. Once a small farming village, Hamtramck grew to be a major industrial city in just a decade. With that came enormous social problems and a peculiar concept that the legality of alcohol wasnt a constraint but, rather, an opportunity. Flaunting the infamous law became a way of life in Hamtramck, where it was as easy to get a drink as an ice cream cone. Paddy McGraw proudly ran his speakeasy and brothel with impunity. Mayors Peter Jezewski and Rudolph Tenerowicz were sent to prison for violations but were rewarded by the public. Join author Greg Kowalski as he delves into Hamtramcks raucous prohibition history.

Author Bio: Greg Kowalski is Chairman of the Hamtramck Historical Commission and a lifelong Hamtramck resident. An author and editor, his articles have appeared in many area newspapers and magazines. He recently published Hamtramck: The Driven City through Arcadia's Making of America series.
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  • Softcover
  • 128 pages
  • 2015
  • Black and white photographs
  • Size 6" x 9" 15cm x 23cm


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