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GANGSTERS, BOOTLEGGERS, & FEDS

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WANTED! You! To discover the seedy side of Prohibition Era St Paul!

“If you were looking for a guy you hadn’t seen for a few months, you usually thought of two places — prison or St. Paul.” - Alvin “Creepy” Karpis

In the 1930s St Paul was known as a “crooks haven”, a safe place for criminals to hide or reside under the knowing gaze of the city police force. During this 2-hour tour, your guide brings the past to life as you walk the same streets that made our capital city so attractive to gangsters and bank robbers, bootleggers and kidnappers. Discover how dirty cops, Prohibition, and the Great Depression combined to create a St Paul for sinners and see where many were eventually brought to justice.

Includes a drink in a former notorious gambling den and speakeasy AND popcorn from a St Paul institution that got its start during the gangster days.

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WANTED! You! To discover the seedy side of Prohibition Era St Paul!

 “If you were looking for a guy you hadn’t seen for a few months, you usually thought of two places — prison or St. Paul.” ~Alvin “Creepy” Karpis

In the 1930s St Paul was known as a “crooks haven”, a safe place for criminals to hide or reside under the knowing gaze of the city police force. Police profited off the nefarious activities of infamous criminals John Dillinger, “Baby Face” Nelson, “Machine Gun" Kelly, the Barker-Karpis Gang, “Scarface” Al Capone, and many more. Your guide brings the past to life as you walk the same streets that made our capital city so attractive to gangsters and bank robbers, bootleggers and kidnappers. Below your feet lie miles of dank, disused tunnels once the network for transporting illicit beer and liquor. Sip your included cocktail at a modern-day speakeasy located in a former notorious gambling den. Discover how dirty cops, Prohibition, and the Great Depression combined to create a St Paul for sinners and see where many were eventually brought to justice.

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