A view of the local police dumping illegal booze (Beer Barrels) off a train in Scranton, Pennsylvania during the prohibition years of 1920 to 1933. The Wilkes Barre, Scranton region of North Eastern Pa. was the center of the Anthracite coal mining industry of the United States during the industrial revolution and a hot bed of mob activity during prohibition.Scranton was a hub of illegal liquor transportation during Prohibition.In terms of bootlegging,Scranton was full of activity.The downtown Scranton area had 147 speakeasies.Not to mention, trains were important for alcohol transportation.

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A view of the local police dumping illegal booze (Beer Barrels) off a train in Scranton, Pennsylvania during the prohibition years of 1920 to 1933. The Wilkes Barre, Scranton region of North Eastern Pa. was the center of the Anthracite coal mining industry of the United States during the industrial revolution and a hot bed of mob activity during prohibition.Scranton was a hub of illegal liquor transportation during Prohibition.In terms of bootlegging,Scranton was full of activity.The downtown Scranton area had 147 speakeasies.Not to mention, trains were important for alcohol transportation.
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Image ID: P2MCKT
A view of the local police dumping illegal booze (Beer Barrels) off a train in Scranton Pennsylvania during the prohibition years of 1920 to 1933. The Wilkes Barre, Scranton region of North Eastern Pa. was the center of the Anthracite coal mining industry of the United States during the industrial revolution and a hot bed of mob activity during prohibition.Scranton was a hub of illegal liquor transportation during Prohibition. In terms of bootlegging,Scranton was full of activity, particularly in the downtown area with its 147 speakeasies. Not to mention, trains were important for alcohol transportation in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Location: Scranton, PA, USA