Back In The Day, This Quiet Arkansas Town Was A Mafia Mecca
The strong association with relaxing baths, local shops, and bottling spring water makes me nearly always forget Hot Springs’ mafia connection until I’m actually strolling around the city. Little tidbits like reading the historic plaques or walking past the gangster museum will remind me that this pleasant tourist town was once a mafia mecca. Let’s don our fedoras and look at some of the mean muggers that organized the illegal gambling rings and bootlegged booze.
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Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for two years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
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