Were They Involved?

Search for names connected to the 1920 Evansville whiskey ring conspiracy.

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Bootlegging Map of Evansville

The City of Evansville map showing where significate liquor bootlegging occurred from 1918 to 1920.

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Primary Sources

Explore more information about the source material we used in this book.

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To aid in clarity, we've compiled a timeline of the events that are discussed in the book.

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YouTube Channel

Videos of my two presentations at EVPL for Your Brother's Bookstore and the Vanderburgh County Historical Society.

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The Booze Boat Blog 

June 2020 marked the centennial anniversary of what is colloquially known as the Evansville, Indiana "booze boat" or "whiskey ring" trial. Seventy-eight defendants were charged, including Chief of Police Edgar Schmitt, as well as numerous police officers, officials, and others. Here, we highlight and provide insight into the story's forgotten details. 

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