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Bohme to share historic presentation June 9 in Crosslake

Storyteller and historian Alan Bohme of Backus will give a presentation on the Gangsters of Minnesota at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the Crosslake Historic Log Village.

Alan Bohme
Alan Bohme

Storyteller and historian Alan Bohme of Backus will give a presentation on the Gangsters of Minnesota at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the Crosslake Historic Log Village.

Bohme said St. Paul was one of the most crooked cities in the nation for crime. He'll share his knowledge of Prohibition and bootlegging that expanded to smuggling, gambling, prostitution, extortion, robbery and murder.

He will tell stories about Babyface Nelson, Roger "the terrible" Touhy, John Dillinger and other notorious gangsters whose activities extended to robbing banks, holding up mail trucks and trains and kidnapping. Even the city of Brainerd had a taste of gangster crime in 1933 when the First National Bank was robbed.

The public is welcome and refreshments will be served by the Crosslake Area Historical Society board of directors. Donations will be accepted to help support maintenance of the Historic Log Village.

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