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The Mob at The Spa: Organized Crime and It's Fascination with Hot Springs, Arkansas

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The Garland County Historical Society announces the publication of Orval Allbritton’s much-anticipated book The Mob at the Spa: This 270-page soft cover book tells about mobsters who came to Hot Springs from approximately 1920 to 1965. Allbritton separates fact from fiction, presenting what can be documented about the mobsters’ connections to the Spa City. In the process, ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published June 2011 by Garland County Historical Society
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Nancy
Apr 15, 2016 Nancy rated it it was amazing
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I really loved this book. It was exactly what I was looking for with regards to the history of the old mob in Hot Springs. It gave a lot of background on the circumstances to what brought each mobster there and some great stories including dates and exact locations of interesting events. It was well written and well organized. A lot of research went into this. I can’t wait to go back and check out some of the locations!
Kay
Jun 10, 2013 Kay rated it it was amazing
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A great book written about the Mob and Hot Springs, Arkansas. Baseball Spring training camps were held there because of the hot waters, weather and amenities. Later it was even a better place for Mafia figures all over the nation to vacation. With illegal gambling rampant, horse racing, and a safe haven to the Mob the little town in the Ozark mountains was a perfect retreat. Totally corrupt, the Mayor, Sheriff, detectives, policemen, politicians, judges, lawyers,etc. welcomed the crime figures w ...more
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