"Verne Sankey: America's First Public Enemy"

Aug 8, 2019

In The Moment ... August 8, 2019 Show 633 Hour 2

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Tim Bjorkman will tell the story of a good man gone bad when  the History and Heritage Book Club meets Tuesday, August 13, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

A family man and locomotive engineer, Verne Sankey was drawn to the lucrative world of bootlegging during Prohibition. Sankey parlayed his bootlegging adventures into bank robbery and eventually a ransom scheme.

Bjorkman is the author of "Verne Sankey: America's First Public Enemy."