Bradford Bootleggers

Sat, Mar 16, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

On January 16, 1920, the entire county went dry when the 18th Amendment banned the manufacturing and selling of “intoxicating liquors” (alcohol). The enterprising bootleggers of Bradford capitalized on this law. By the mid 1920’s bootlegging became a hugely profitable yet illegal and dangerous business. Dean Fox, local historian, will discuss the fascinating history of Prohibition in Bradford, where illegal bootleggers and gangsters ruled the city’s criminal underworld. This event was inspired by the One Book Bradford selection, The Tilted World by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly. Beth Ann Fennelly will visit and talk about her book on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 pm in the Mukaiyama University Room at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Both programs are free and open to the public.

Library Hours

Mon. & Wed. 10 - 7

Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10-5

Sat. 10-5

Sun. Closed

Bradford Area
Public Library

67 West Washington St
Bradford PA 16701-1234
Phone: 814-362-6527
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