Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Birth of the US Mob

In article covering the history of New Orleans, the author comments on the formation of the the mob in the US.
It's not coincidence that the American incarnation of the mafia, or Black Hand, had its inception in New Orleans and announced its presence in 1891 by murdering the police commissioner. Keeping the tradition alive, U.S. Sen. Huey P. Long gave the state of Louisiana to Frank Costello and the Mob. The slot and racehorse machines came from Chicago

You can read the entire article at A city of saints and Sancho Panza

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