The Forgotten Capital of Vice: The Mob in Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Forgotten Capital of Vice: The Mob in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Date: August 19, 2021
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free for Museum Members or with Museum Admission
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Before Las Vegas became the underworld’s casino playground, Hot Springs, Arkansas, was a favorite vacation spot — and hideout — for the nation’s big-time mobsters. Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Frank Costello and dozens of other organized crime figures descended on the town’s soothing hot springs and dens of gambling and other vices. Author David Hill provides a detailed portrait of this often-overlooked corner of Mob history.

This program will take place in the Museum’s Historic Courtroom. A book signing in the Courtroom will follow.


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