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        Rumrunner's Paradise: The Pacific Northwest During Prohibition

        The KSPS documentary Rumrunner's Paradise tells the story of how prohibition spawned a generation of entrepreneurs, lawbreakers, and profiteers in the Pacific Northwest—changing the economic and political landscape of numerous towns and cities.  

        Help students explore the economic, social and political effects of Prohibition in the Pacific Northwest with these video segments and accompanying learning guide. Visit KSPS Education for additional educator resources.

         

        Rumrunner's Paradise - Introduction

        The passing of prohibition laws in Washington State in 1916 leads to a thriving business subculture that keeps the supply of alcohol plentiful.

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        Rumrunner's Paradise -Trent Alley

        Railroads and industry bring large populations of men to Spokane who indulge their spare time in what is known as Trent Alley.

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        Rumrunner's Paradise - Dry Towns & Suffrage

        The Suffrage movement plays a part in creating dry towns around Washington state.

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        Rumrunner's Paradise - The Irony of Prohibition

        Prohibition leads to even more consumption and an increase in the sale of alcohol despite being against the law.

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        Rumrunner's Paradise - The Charleston and Changing Times

        Hair and dresses become shorter and the Charleston is the dance of the times. The taboos of the past are evolving including people’s opinions about alcohol consumption.

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        Rumrunner's Paradise - Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Ships too

        In order to move alcohol, rumrunners travel to Canada to purchase bottles and transport them across the borders using creative innovations to avoid arrest.

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        Rumrunner's Paradise - Canadian Hospitality & Consolidated Exports

        Canada realizes that money can be made with alcohol/tourism and quickly adapts by accommodating their neighbors, leading to the creation of Consolidated Exports, a key player in distribution.

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        Rumrunner's Paradise - The “Kingpin”

        Albert Commelinni is a powerful actor in the distribution and sale of alcohol during the prohibition period. His famous restaurant, the Ambassador Club, was the place to be in Spokane during its time.

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        Rumrunner's Paradise - Corruption & Graft vs Dry Squads

        Spokane is no stranger to corruption and bribery of public officers. This results in the creation of so-called dry squads that patrol the city to maintain the dry laws.

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        Rumrunner's Paradise - Change in Dry Squad Forecast

        During Christmas week 1925, Federal agents conduct a sweeping raid throughout Spokane closing many establishments and arresting the police commissioner.

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        Rumrunner's Paradise - Wiretap

        In Seattle, a precedent is set with the first use of a wiretap in a case. Bertha Landes, the first female mayor of a major city, along with the FBI use evidence to convict Roy Olmstead, a well-known bootlegger in the Pacific Northwest.

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        Rumrunner's Paradise - 21st Amendment

        The Great Depression leads leaders, local and nationally, to realize that much needed funds can be raised with the regulation of alcohol sales and distribution.This results in the enactment of the 21st amendment and the repeal of the 18th amendment, of prohibition in the United States.

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