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  Prohibition Breeds Crime in St. Louis
Brief Description:  Prohibition, the national attempt to ban the manufacture, transportation and sale of all alcoholic beverages in the U.S., resulted in bootlegging, and new opportunities for organized crime in St. Louis. The area known as Old North St. Louis was inhabited by many nationalities, and became inundated with gangs and organized crime. It wasn´t until the end of Prohibition in the 1930s that tough police enforcement could bring a decline and eventual cessation to the gang wars and crime.
Year:  1920
Decade:  1920 - 1929
Beginning Date:    1920



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