Wicked Terre Haute by Tim Crumrin
For over a century, Terre Haute, Indiana, was known as a 'sin city'. Its West End was one of the most notorious red-light districts in the Midwest. At its height, in the 1920s, it contained sixty brothels and nearly one thousand prostitutes. During Prohibition, it was a bootlegging center. Hijackings, violence, and murder were common as rival gangs from St. Louis and Chicago fought for turf. Crumrin tells the stories of the colorful people and events that gave Terre Haute its well-earned national reputation.
Call Number: HN80.T47 C78 2019