The Glen Rose Moonshine Raid
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With hills studded with whiskey stills and cisterns brimming over with beer, Glen Rose operated in concerted defiance of one of Prohibition's chief champions, Governor Pat Neff. In 1923, Neff dispatched Texas Rangers and undercover agents to do the job of the unwilling local law enforcement. More than fifty men were arrested, including the sheriff and the county prosecutor. Outraged, the town's most prominent citizens stalked the Rangers and their agents, assassinating the primary operative in an ambush and further escalating the affair. Author Martin Brown follows the frenzy of the raid and its aftermath.
The History Press
: 9781625859457
: The History Press
: 09/18/2017
: Texas
: 41 Black And White
: 112
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Martin Brown is a native of Dallas, Texas. He was a patrol officer and detective with the police department in Garland, Texas, and left in the early 1980s to form a private detective agency in downtown Dallas. He retired to a small ranch in Glen Rose, Texas, where he lives today.
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