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Author to speak on Wisconsin's gangster past at library
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Lewis to speak on MONROE - Chad Lewis, author of "The Wisconsin Road Guide to Gangster Hot Spots" will be speaking on Wisconsin's gangster past at 6 p.m. May 15 at the Monroe Public Library, 16th Ave., Monroe.

Lewis will trace the footsteps of America's most infamous gangsters as they turned Wisconsin into their own criminal vacation land. The presentation includes information on bank robberies, shoot-outs, murders and kidnappings.

Topics that will be covered are: Where John Dillinger had his bloody shoot-out with the authorities; where Baby Face Nelson hid out and endangered innocent bystanders; where Al "Scarface" Capone vacationed while police hunted for him in Chicago; gangsters' favorite hangouts; and the Barker-Karpis gang, who ransacked towns, bribed police and killed anyone in their way.

Lewis has been featured on the Discovery Channel's "A Haunting," William Shatner's "Weird or What," ABC's "Scariest Places on Earth" and has been a frequent contributor on "Ripley's Believe it or Not Radio." He has authored over 20 books on the strange and unusual.

The presentation is free and open to all ages. For more information, call 608-328-7010.