Linda McCann

March 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Van Meter Public Library
505 Grant St
Van Meter, IA 50261

Author and speaker Linda McCann will discuss the 13-year period of time when it was illegal to manufacture, sell, or transport liquor in the U.S.  Des Moines was known as Little Chicago at one time, based on the liquor activities.  Al Capone was in Iowa; there were murders in Iowa; and gunfights also.  Linda has been able to speak with the children of moonshiners and bootleggers and shares their memories.  She will also have instances of moonshining or bootlegging in the Van Meter area.