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In this letter, dated January 3, 1919, from Grand Forks, North Dakota (ND) Attorney Henry G. Owen to ND Attorney General William Langer, Owen recounts his (apparently undercover) investigation of liquor sales in Minot. Owen writes of buying whiskey at establishments in Minot, and expresses his intent to "move into the midst of the lion's den on every occasion."
Owen requests the support of "some reliable men of reputation" who can be present during these illegal transactions to serve as witnesses. He also gives some lodging prices and expresses the need for a place to keep his exhibits away from "nosy" bellhops, but says he "will not incur such expense without your approval."
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Date of Work
alcohol sales, Minot, prohibition, prostitution
Great Northern Railway, Soo Line Railway, Temple Court Cafeteria, Grand Hotel
Geo. Ball, George Ball, W. P. Kenny, Henry G. Owen, William Langer
Owen, Henry G., "Letter from Henry G. Owen to Attorney General Langer Recounting Alcohol Sales in Minot, January 3, 1919" (1919). William Langer Papers. 144.