CityBeat Podcast 13: The Newport Gangster Tour

The gangster’s paradise of old Newport sleeps beneath the family-friendly veneer we’ve come to know in recent years.

The brothels, speakeasies, wise guys (and girls) and bootleggers are fleshed out in an eight-block walking tour. In this episode, you'll learn how Newport almost trumped Las Vegas (nearly becoming the nation’s gambling capital), about the local man who was the inspiration for The Great Gatsby and hear stories of the people who ran the city as well as those who ran the gangsters out.

Proceeds benefit Global Service Learning, which funds local high school service learning trips. You can check out the tour for yourself and find a schedule of upcoming events at the Newport Gangster Tour's Web site.

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