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Letter, handwritten on Ashley Hotel stationery, dated September 22, 1919 from H. J. Baird to Attorney General William Langer reporting on tobacco and alcohol sales and other illegal activities in Wishek, Burnstad, "Neapoealin," Dawson and Ashley, ND. Baird says he was unable to find the still north of "Neapoealin" without putting a good deal of time into it, and describes poker games in Ashley played for matches that are then cashed in. He also tells of two men in town from St. Paul to organize a bank.
alcohol, gambling, prohibition, tobacco
Ashley Pool Hall, Farmer's Bank, St. Paul
Oscar Arntz, John Cader, C. N. Espeseth, F. M. Mitchell
Baird, H j., "Letter from H. J. Baird to Attorney General Langer Regarding Illegal activities in Wishek, Dawson and Other Towns, 1919" (1919). William Langer Papers. 263.