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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

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.

A cross belonging to Grand Duchess Anastasia which was found among her possessions in the Alexander Palace after her death.

A cross belonging to Grand Duchess Anastasia which was found among her possessions in the Alexander Palace after her death.

Tomb Effigies of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester, Warwick, Warwickshire

Tomb Effigies of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester, Warwick, Warwickshire

Orient No. 1, one of the largest coal mines in the world. Franklin County, Illinois (see 26940-D)]

Orient No. 1, one of the largest coal mines in the world. Franklin County, Illinois (see 26940-D)]

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