“america's famous gangster hideout”
***Note: This place is on private property. No trespassing!*** Al Capone was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently also became known as the "Capones", was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early 1920s to 1931. Born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City to Italian immigrants, Capone became involved with gang activity at a young age after being expelled from school at age 14. In his early twenties, he moved to Chicago to take advantage of a new opportunity to make money smuggling illegal alcoholic beverages into the city during Prohibition. He also engaged in various other criminal activities, including bribery of government figures and prostitution. Despite his illegitimate occupation, Capone became a highly visible public figure. He made donations to various charitable endeavors using the money he made from his activities, and was viewed by many to be a "modern-day Robin Hood". Capone's public reputation was damaged in the wake of his supposed involvement in the 1929 Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, when seven rival gang members were executed. Capone was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion in 1931 and sentenced to federal prison; he was released on parole in 1939. His incarceration included a term at the then-new Alcatraz federal prison. In the final years of Capone's life, he suffered mental and physical deterioration due to late-stage neurosyphilis, which he had contracted in his youth. On January 25, 1947, he died from cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.
What I remember is that his wife owned the property until 1958 when she sold it to the entity that turned it into the tourist attraction. It was very interesting with a one cell jail and it,s own power plant 20 years before electric was readily available. The furnishings were way cool. Love to go there again.
It's a shame to see this isn't open any more. My grandmother used to work at that compound in the 30's. The Richson family is a founding family of the area. The stories have been passed down. Capone never visited much but the trucks running through, was constant.
Never owned by Capone. No evidence Capone was ever there. Was a tourist trap before it was closed.
it was okay i guess
This property is NOT open to the public! No trespassing!
We were able to wonder all around the outside of the property but was un able to go inside. Well worth the stop if our in the area.
Fun place to stop. Look for the Fire Number sign (12101) on County Road CC for the road that brings you there. GPS cannot find the address.
This property is to be the site of the LCO branch of the Nostic church of darb... Nikola Tesla's reincarnations' new religion...
Brad Olson is his official name and he is a member of the LCO tribe, The property is located on land originally owned my Mr. Olson's grandparents.
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