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Rum-Runners and Border Wars: Prohibition in BC
March 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm$15
We all know about jazz gangsters like Al Capone and the prohibition era in the United States, but Vancouver had its own flirtations with prohibition. Daniel Francis, Historian and Author of Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum-runners and Border Wars, will explore how local law enforcement efforts to dry-up the city utterly failed, and immense fortunes were made by entrepreneurs willing to answer the demand for illegal booze. Net proceeds from this lecture benefit the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation and Vancouver Heritage Foundation.
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UWCV Members Price: $10+ tax
Man with still found on Texada Island by the Custom’s Prevention Service photo credit: Stuart Thomson, VPL Accession Number: 9544C