Episode 78: The Purple Gang

For this spooky season episode, we not only have a special guest, our mother, we also got to sit back and listen as she told us a story! The Purple Gang started as a street gang in Detroit’s lower eastside during the WWI years. When the prohibition era began, the gang had grown in size. The gang members not only participated in illegal liquor trade, but violence, harassment, murder, and posisbly kidnapping.

But this story doesn’t only have crime, it has ghost stories and many ties to locations in our home state of Michigan too. Thank you to our mother for putting in the time and research, and for telling us such a great story!

Wine: 1924 Cabernet Sauvignon

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