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Betting Booze and Brothels
Betting Booze and Brothels
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Betting Booze and Brothels

Vice, Corruption, and Justice in Jefferson County, Texas
Wanda A. Landrey, Laura C. O'Toole
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Betting Booze and Brothels

Vice, Corruption, and Justice in Jefferson County, Texas
Wanda A. Landrey, Laura C. O'Toole
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By the turn of the twentieth century, Beaumont, Texas, had acquired a reputation as a rough place. Situated in the oil-soaked chaos of Spindletop, Jefferson County was a hotbed of vice. For decades, gambling and prostitution thrived as elected officials either looked the other way or took money to keep quiet. That is, until 1960 when a swashbuckling young state legislator blew into town and spearheaded an intensive investigation into the rampant vice and governmental corruption that supported it. And, at a time when such things were virtually unheard of, he and his committee played it out on live television. When the dust finally cleared, the local governments of Jefferson County were turned inside out.

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Publisher
Wild Horse Media Group LLC
Year
2020
ISBN
9781681792019
Topic
History
Subtopic
North American History

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