Wicked Milwaukee

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Local historian Yance Marti uncovers the rough and rowdy blackguards who once made Milwaukee infamous.

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  • by Yance Marti
  • 2018
  • Paperback

Local historian Yance Marti uncovers the rough and rowdy blackguards who once made Milwaukee infamous.
The Cream City of yesteryear was a dingy haven for scofflaws and villains. Red-light districts peppered downtown’s landscape, but none had the enduring allure of River Street, where Kitty Williams and Mary Kingsley operated high-class brothels. Chinese opium dens flourished in the backrooms of laundries. The demise of the Whiskey Ring brought down local distillers in a nationwide scandal that nearly reached the Oval Office. As a result, Police Chief John Janssen and the Committee to Investigate White Slavery and Kindred Vice waged a protracted battle to contain the most brazen offenses.


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