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“The Great Lakes and the Role They Played in the Years of Prohibition” WEBINAR
August 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Presenter Jean Wilcox Hibben
During Prohibition in the United States, a great many people obtained alcohol from Canada, then moved it to big cities in the U.S. (e.g., Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, etc.). This program will focus on Chicago’s illegal importation of booze. If your ancestor lived in or near the Windy City (or any other large cities around the lakes) during the 1920s, there is a possibility that he/she was involved in bootlegging, on some level.
Register in advance. HINT: login to the webinar EARLY – access begins at 7:30 pm Central. Once the “room” fills up with 500 attendees, others attempting to join will receive a “room full” message.