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Old Timey Crimey #33: The Denver Crime Family - “Murder! Murder!”

Old Timey Crimey #33: The Denver Crime Family - “Murder! Murder!”

November 1, 2019

This week, it's listener suggestion time! We're off to the Bootlegger's Convention with a look at the kingpins who ruled Denver during the waning days of Prohibition--and yes, there are horrible Italian accents galore. We'll look at the power struggles, the turf wars, and criminal drama from the streets to the courtroom. We also have dynamite enthusiasts, a gourmet recipe for schmazzadoule, and the gangster boy band.

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Sources:

Betty K. Alt & Sandra K. Wells. “Mountain Mafia: Organized Crime in the Rockies.” (book)

Jade Cutler. “10 Fun Facts About Denver’s History.” https://ondenver.com/10-fun-facts-about-denvers-history/

“Gangland warfare during Colorado’s bloody bootleg days.” The Denver Post Archive. http://blogs.denverpost.com/library/2013/01/08/gangland-warfare-colorados-bloody-bootleg-days/5740/

Historical Currency Conversions. https://futureboy.us/fsp/dollar.fsp

World Population Review. http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/denver-population/

Becky Talley. “Our Coloradans Then: Joe Roma, Pint-Sized Giant of the Denver Crime Family.” https://ourcommunitynow.com/local-culture/our-coloradans-then-joe-roma-pint-sized-giant-of-the-denver-crime-family

“Denver crime family.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_crime_family

Sam Carlino. “Colorado's Carlino Brothers: A Bootlegging Empire.” Arcadia Publishing. (book)

Dick Kreck. “Denver’s Brother Hoods.” Denver Post. https://www.denverpost.com/2006/11/03/denvers-brother-hoods/

Mafia Wiki. https://mafia.wikia.org/wiki/Mafia_Wiki

Dollar Times. dollartimes.com

genealogy.com

Episode art photo courtesy Denver Post.

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