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Midwest Gangster History, Stories of The Shelton Gang by John Lewis

Midwest Gangster History, Stories of The Shelton Gang by John Lewis

The advent of Prohibition in 1920 saw the rise of “bootlegging” gangs throughout the United States, and in southern Illinois, three brothers—known as the Shelton Gang—dominated the illegal booze trade, and later, gambling, in Peoria.

The advent of Prohibition in 1920 saw the rise of “bootlegging” gangs throughout the United States, and in southern Illinois, three brothers—known as the Shelton Gang—dominated the illegal booze trade, and later, gambling, in Peoria.

Read the whole story in my book, "Inside the Shelton Gang- One Daughter's Discovery," order from Ruthieshelton.com

Read the whole story in my book, "Inside the Shelton Gang- One Daughter's Discovery," order from Ruthieshelton.com

Brothers Notorious: The Sheltons - Southern Illinois' Legendary Gangsters: Taylor Pensoneau: 9780971071803: Amazon.com: Books

Brothers Notorious: The Sheltons - Southern Illinois' Legendary Gangsters: Taylor Pensoneau: 9780971071803: Amazon.com: Books

Nothing like having a cousin sitting smack dab in the middle of the Charlie Birger Gang. The Warring Twenties of Southern Illinois (poster)

Nothing like having a cousin sitting smack dab in the middle of the Charlie Birger Gang. The Warring Twenties of Southern Illinois (poster)

.The one here burned down when I was a kid.  I remember watching the fire.

.The one here burned down when I was a kid. I remember watching the fire.

In Bloody Williamson by Former Williamson County, Illinois Sheriff, George Galligan.  Bought in a antique store.  Great Find!

In Bloody Williamson by Former Williamson County, Illinois Sheriff, George Galligan. Bought in a antique store. Great Find!

▶ Bucky Halker: "The Hanging of Charlie Birger" - YouTube

▶ Bucky Halker: "The Hanging of Charlie Birger" - YouTube

A good weekend of arrowhead hunting in southwestern Illinois.

A good weekend of arrowhead hunting in southwestern Illinois.

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