Back In The Day, This Quiet Wisconsin Town Was A Mafia Mecca

Wisconsin, with its ease of access to Chicago, had pockets of Mafia activity all across the state, even well into the 1980s. Green Lake, Lake Geneva, and other spots allowed gangsters to get away from the scrutiny of the city to regroup and strategize. Way up north in Manitowish Waters is a lodge built in 1929 that just five years later would become a haven to John Dillinger and his associates and then the site of a botched FBI raid.

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Little Bohemia Lodge is located at 142 US-51, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545.

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