The Minnesota Road Guide to Gangster Hot Spots
October 5, 2013, 2 - 4 p.m.
Sun Ray Library
Author Chad Lewis takes you on a journey across the state of Minnesota, looking at gangster lore and hot spots.
Ma Barker, John Dillinger and Me: Of Gangsters, Gun Molls and G-Men.
October 12, 2013, 2 - 4 p.m.
Hamline Midway Library
Author/historian Paul Maccabee describes what the gangster era in the twin cities looked like from 1920-1936.
Minnesota's Oldest Murder Mystery. The Case of Edward Phalen: St. Paul's Unsaintly Pioneer
October 13, 2013, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Author/historian Gary Brueggemann reconstructs the case of a battered body of a middle-aged Irishman, the notorious pioneer Edward Phalen, who was found washed up along the Mississippi River shore.
Spirits of St. Paul: The Gangster Era
October 20, 2013, 2 - 4:30
Filmmaker Gary Crask shows his locally directed and produced film that tells the role the city of St. Paul played in American gangster history as a safe harbor for some of the nation's most notorious criminals.
Twin Cities Prohibition: Minnesota's Blind Pigs and Bootleggers
October 26, 2013, 1 - 3 p.m.
Hayden Heights Library
Author Elizabeth Johanneck describes prohibition in the twin cities when a national ban on the sale, production, and transportation of alcohol was in place from 1920 to 1933.