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Smashing Illegal Slot Machines

Date: 1948
Description: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigarette tax division uses a sledge hammer to smash illegal slot machines.
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Slot Machine Seizure

Date: January 1924
Description: Gerald J. Boileau, assistant district attorney, and George Lippert, district attorney, and three other men, exhibiting slot machines seized during a raid i...
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Smashing Slot Machines

Date: June 10 1935
Description: Sheriff Lawrence O. Larson is opening confiscated slot machines to extract money, and Andrew Serstad, turnkey at the county jail, is smashing other confisc...
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Smashing Slot Machines

Date: June 10 1935
Description: Andrew Serstad, turnkey at the county jail, using a sledge hammer to smash a confiscated slot machine with Sheriff Lawrence O. Larson looking on.
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Whiffle Board & Roulette Wheel

Date: June 10 1935
Description: Sheriff Lawrence O. Larson and Andrew Serstad, turnkey at the county jail, with confiscated whiffle board and roulette wheel.
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Indian Gamblers

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Description: Indians gamble while many spectators on horseback look on at the Warm Springs Agency in Oregon.
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Indians Gambling

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Description: Indians gamble at the Warm Springs Agency in Oregon.
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Buddy's Place

Date: February 27 1942
Description: Two women pose next to gambling machines at Buddy's Place, in the township of Rib Mountain. The bar operated as a house of prostitution.
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Clarence Sidesky's Tavern

Date: April 10 1942
Description: Friday night, April 10th, 1942, at Clarence Sidesky's tavern, Route 3, Kenosha.
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Star Bar and Grill Room

Date: April 10 1942
Description: Friday night at the Star Bar and Grill Room, at the intersection of Highways 41 and 43 in Kenosha County.
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Nesbitt's Highway Tavern

Date: April 1942
Description: A man and woman posed at the bar in Nesbitt's Highway Tavern, on Highway 42, North of Kenosha. Gambling machines can be seen on the left.
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Smashing Illegal Gambling Devices

Date: 1948
Description: Destroying slot machines and other illegal gambling devices at Law Park. From L to R: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigaret tax division;...
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Walter Goodland with John Grindell and Aloys Klaas

Date: September 04 1943
Description: Governor Goodland conferring with District Attorney John Grindell and Sheriff Aloys Klaas about gambling in Grant County.
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Frank Deischel with Slot Machine

Date: February 27 1942
Description: Frank Deischel, Wausau, President of the Tavern League of Wisconsin, standing with an illegal slot machine in Deischel's tavern.
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Professor Philip G. Fox and Slot Machine

Date: March 03 1945
Description: Philip G. Fox, 513 Virginia Terrace, professor of business administration at the University of Wisconsin, with a slot machine. Professor Fox is a well-kno...
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Ellis Dana and Governor Walter Goodland

Date: July 16 1946
Description: Governor Walter Goodland meeting with Ellis H. Dana, Executive Vice-President of the Wisconsin Council of Churches in the Govenor's office. Ellis is congra...
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Destruction of Illegal Slot Machines

Date: February 19 1949
Description: Madison Police Inspector Philip H. Oakey is shown demolishing three "one-armed bandits." They had been stored in the vault of police headquarters since the...
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Children on Tricycles

Date: August 15 1942
Description: A group of children pose on tricycles at a Civilian Defense Rally. Booths and crowds are visible in the background, including a game booth where you can "D...
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Slot-Machines in Penny Arcade

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Description: A night photograph of 'obscene' slot-machines in a penny arcade. On display are pennants on the wall, including "Iowa" and "Nebraska." Another machine hold...
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Sheriff Destoying Slot Machines

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Description: Sheriff Fred Simon and unidentified man in the process of destroying slot machines.

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