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Year Founded:
1974
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Christi Janssen, Executive Director
Main Address:
801 S. 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68108
Event:

Last Call for Alcohol: Omaha's Bootlegging History River City History Tour

The 18th Amendment to the Constitution did not stop people’s thirst for alcohol. By the time prohibition was the law of the land in 1919, Nebraska had been “dry” for two years. Organized crime syndicates had established a well-oiled machine to profit from those wanting to purchase illegal drink and be a part of the activities associated with it. The local and federal authorities spent years putting together a case that ultimately brought down the “kingpin” of Omaha’s crime scene, Tom Dennison. The information presented on this tour is based off the 1931 federal indictment brought against some of Omaha’s largest bootleggers.

Event Type: 

FRIENDraising

Where: 

801 S 10th St
Omaha, NE 68108
United States

When: 

Sunday, October 11, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm