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Robert K. Raines's Hot Springs: From Capone to Costello (Images of America) PDF

By Robert K. Raines

within the past due 1800s, sizzling Springs, Arkansas, was once a small city with an immense appeal: scorching thermal water. the government took ownership of the downtown-area springs, and bathhouse row was once born, in addition to the 1st estate that will be thought of a countrywide park. Following now not too some distance in the back of have been nice marketers who introduced in playing and prostitution to compliment the area’s prime undefined: moonshining. by the point the 20 th century rolled in, scorching Springs was once booming with travelers and have become America’s first lodge. within the early Nineteen Thirties, former big apple gangster Owen Madden took up place of abode within the spa urban, and issues turned very geared up. Gangland luminaries from Al Capone to Frank Costello made standard pilgrimages over the following few many years to what used to be known as “the free buckle within the Bible Belt.”

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