When the Prohibition law went into effect in 1920, production, sell, and transportation of alcohol went underground and the birth of the mobster era followed. Private Supper Clubs, Speakeasies, and hidden rooms in soda shops continued to supply the demand. A mere 25 miles from St. Louis, Jefferson County, Missouri became an ideal location for producing moonshine and bootlegging.
In 1929, a wealthy St. Louis politician opened an extravagant establishment between Fenton and High Ridge called the Biltmore Supper Club. It drew the wealthiest and most powerful movers and shakers of cities like St. Louis, Chicago, and Kansas City to dine and dance in roaring 20's style. And, if they so desired, there were high stakes gambling rooms with liquor flowing behind heavily guarded reinforced doors, for their pleasure.
Hear the story of the rise and fall of Jefferson County's infamous Biltmore Supper Club.
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