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Meet the Author of “Wicked Pittsburgh” @ the LeGrande Room presented by the West Newton Public Library

Date April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location The LeGrande Room
105 S. 2nd Street
West Newton, PA 15089 United States
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Muckraking journalist Walter Liggett dubbed Pittsburgh the “Metropolis of Corruption” in 1930 when he reported the city had more vice per square foot than New York, Detroit, Cleveland or Boston. Decades earlier, the Magee-Flinn political machine ruled public officials, and crooked police helped racketeers protect brothels and gambling dens. Mayor (later Governor) David Lawrence was indicted several times for graft but acquitted each time. Even Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr. colluded with gangsters, according to FBI reports. Join author Richard Gazarik as he reveals the wicked history of the Steel City.

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Date:
April 11
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The LeGrande Room
105 S. 2nd Street
West Newton, PA 15089 United States
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