Bath Tub Gin & Rum Running: Prohibition in Detroit

The Book Club of Detroit
The Book Club of Detroit
Public group

Plymouth District Library

223 S Main St · Plymouth, MI

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*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.*

Bath Tub Gin & Rum Running: Prohibition in Detroit

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

7:00 pm.m - 8:30 p.m.

Waldorf Room @ Plymouth District Library
223 S. Main St.
Plymouth, MI 48170

Cost: FREE

The New York Times labeled Detroit the "Rum Capitol" of the Nation during Prohibition. Rum running, smuggling, illegal stills, and blind pigs sprang up within hours of the start of Prohibition in 1920 and thrived for the next 14 years.

Corruption was rampant and the criminal Purple Gang took over. The booze trade was so strong the gang could tell Al Capone to stay out of Michigan, and he did!

Presented by Joseph Oldenburg, Historian. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Books about the period will also be discussed.

Marjorie Sadler
(734)[masked] ext. 205

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