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Revisiting Prohibition: 100 years after ratification, local writer pens history of illegal booze in Seattle and environs


Last updated 4/17/2019 at Noon

Brad Holden in front of Rosewood Manor on 220th Street SW. During Prohibition, it was a brothel and speakeasy known as the White Horse Tavern.

Brad Holden has a regular 9-to-5 job. It pays the bills.

But in his spare time, the Esperance resident and Edmonds Historical Museum docent is a self-described “urban archeologist” who rummages through estate sales, flea markets and swap meets searching for items of local historical significance.

One such discovery helped lead to the publication of his first book: “Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners & Graft in the Queen City.” It will be released by...

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