Tag: Bootleggers

Roy Olmstead: Police Lieutenant to Major Bootlegger

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Roy Olmstead was a major and highly successful bootlegger during National Prohibition (1920-1933). Yet 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.                   Overview Officer Olmstead …

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Women Bootleggers and Women Prohibition Agents

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Women bootleggers were often very clever. A good example is the Henhouse Bootlegger. You’ll learn about her shortly. On the other hand, women prohibition agents could be very effective. You’ll discover how and much more below.             Overview I.   Women Bootleggers II.  Women Prohibition Agents III. Summary IV.  Resources …

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Prohibition Bootleggers: People and Trivia  

Prohibition bootleggers numbered in the many hundreds of thousands. They supplied the strong demand for alcohol. Most were very small-time operators. But many weren’t. Of course, one of the best-known was Al Capone. Yet there were other interesting bootleggers who little-known. Yet they reveal some of the great variety among Prohibition bootleggers.       …

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George Remus: “King of the Bootleggers” During Prohibition

George Remus. A store clerk. Optometrist. Lawyer. Pharmacist. Entrepreneur. Bootlegger. Take your pick. George Remus was all of those and more. And surprise, the King of Bootleggers was even an alcohol abstainer!         Overview I.   Early Life II.  Defense Attorney III. Remus’ Scheme IV.  Financial Success V.   Power of Attorney …

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