Tag: Bootleggers

Roy Olmstead Biography: From Police Lieutenant to Major Bootlegger

Roy Olmstead was a major and highly successful bootlegger during National Prohibition (1920-1933). However, Olmstead began his career in a most unusual way. Olmstead joined the Seattle, Washington, Police Department in 1907. He quickly rose through the ranks and become sergeant in 1910. I. Officer Olmstead In 1916, Washington implemented state-wide alcohol prohibition. The next …

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Women Bootleggers and Women Prohibition Agents

Women bootleggers were often very innovative and clever. A good example is the Henhouse Bootlegger. You’ll learn about her shortly. On the other hand, women prohibition agents could be uniquely effective. You’ll discover how and much more below. I. Women Bootleggers Women bootleggers enjoyed many advantages over men. Many states had laws specifically protecting women …

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