Organized crime in Wyoming

Prohibition in WYO
This week marks the 97th anniversary of the Volstead Act, which officially enacted prohibition on January 16, 1920.
While most Wyoming politicians favored the recently passed 18th Amendment, at least publicly, the new law was rarely enforced in most parts of the state...
The Mafia in Wyoming
When you think of the mafia, Wyoming probably isn't the first state that comes to mind. However, the tradition of organized crime here in the Cowboy State dates back to our territorial days.
When the Union Pacific Railroad first reached Cheyenne in 1867, the rugged frontier outpost was flooded w…