Were They Involved?
Search for names connected to the 1920 Evansville whiskey ring conspiracy.
Bootlegging Map of Evansville
The City of Evansville map showing where significate liquor bootlegging occurred from 1918 to 1920.
Explore more information about the source material we used in this book.
To aid in clarity, we've compiled a timeline of the events that are discussed in the book.
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.