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‘20s Speakeasy GeoTour (Benton/West City, Illinois)

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'20s Speakeasy GeoTour




This GeoTour is based on the history of the Benton/West City area during the prohibition era. The notorious gangster Charlie Birger was known for his bootlegging operations in southern Illinois, as well as his involvement in the murder of Mayor Joe Adams of West City for which he was hung in 1928.


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