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The town was a haven for gangsters in the 1930s, including longtime resident Owney Madden and Lucky Luciano.
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The town was about what Wilson expected: one main street with its rows of false-fronted buildings, a water tower, a few warehouses, a single hotel ; ;
Though only a relatively short walk separated it from my own part of town, its character was wholly foreign to me.
The insurance man informed them that he had talked to Crumley who was all right and that he would watch the men's personal effects until they towed the rig back to town.
He went to Key West every fall and winter and was the only man in town who did not know that his title of `` Commodore '' was never used without irony.
In town after town my companion pointed out the Negro school and the White school, and in every instance the former made a better appearance ( it was newer, for one thing ).
First, Wright said, he was choked by the smoke, which fortunately kept him from seeing the dreadful town.
There was only one hitch: the small town of Kehl, on the other side of the Rhine, was still under French jurisdiction.
At this, the students let out a yell, knowing full well the actual frontier was beyond the town of Kehl.
Potemkin's Army of Ekaterinoslav, totaling, it was claimed, 40,000 regular troops and 6,000 irregulars of the Cossack Corps, had invested Islam's principal stronghold on the north shore of the Black Sea, the fortress town of Oczakov, and was preparing to test the Turk by land and sea.
Very soon after his arrival in Little Rock, Pike had joined one of the most influential organizations in town, the Little Rock Debating Society, and it was with this group that he made his debut as an orator, being invited to deliver the annual Fourth of July address the club sponsored every year.
Mr. Banks was always called Banks the Butcher until he left town and the shop passed over to Meltzer the Scholar who then became automatically Meltzer the Butcher.
The `` fruitful course '' of metropolitanization that you recommend is currently practiced by the town of East Greenwich and had its inception long before we learned what it was called.
The doctor, since Scotty was no longer allowed to make his regular trips into town to see him, came often and informally to the house.
The clock you heard strike -- it's really the town clock -- was installed last April by Mrs. Shorter, on her birthday ''.
`` P. J. '' -- as Ludie called the town -- was crowded with summer people who came to the mountains to escape the heat in the big cities.
When he was going to town, nothing was good enough -- he had cursed at Winston once for leaving a fleck of polish on his shoelace.
town and haven
It is plac'd on a peninsula between the River Yare and the sea ; the two last lying parallel to one another, and the town in the middle: The river lies on the west-side of the town, and being grown very large and deep, by a conflux of all the rivers on this side the county, forms the haven ; and the town facing to the west also, and open to the river, makes the finest key in England, if not in Europe, not inferior even to that of Marseilles itself.
Wood construction replaced adobe, as American settlers moved in ; and during the Gold Rush years and following, the town became a haven for bandits and gamblers, and a dangerous and lawless place.
The end of the 1920s Florida land boom ended the aspirations of New Port Richey to become a haven for Hollywood celebrities, and the Great Depression had a devastating effect on the town.
Currently, a caboose sits in the middle of the town as a reminder of the tourist haven the town once was.
The town has become a haven for freelance workers in the world of theater, including scenic designers, artistic directors, lighting designers, and stage directors, several of whom have received the highest DC theater honor, the Helen Hayes Award.
After the 1996 murder of JonBenét Ramsey, who spent her summers in Charlevoix and had won a pageant in the town, Charlevoix became a regular haven for tabloid photographers, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Ramsey family.
Today it is a small art haven, filming location ( A River Runs Through It, The Horse Whisperer, Rancho Deluxe, and others ), fishing destination, railroad town, and writers ' and actors ' colony.
Churchville's population boom and growth as a commuter haven took place in the mid-1980s, just after the town lost it commuter railway line.
Built on a site long favored by pre-European peoples, Lock Haven began in 1833 as a timber town and a haven for loggers, boatmen, and other travelers on the river or the West Branch Canal.
Church named the town Lock Haven because it had a canal lock and because it was a haven for loggers, boatmen, and other travelers.
Seeing the potential of their village to become a haven for well-to-do tourists, the residents of Blowing Rock had their village incorporated into a town on March 11, 1889.
Poet Allen Ginsberg bought a farm there in the 1960s, and the town became a haven and destination point for many of the major personalities of the Beat scene: William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Herbert Huncke, Ray Bremser, Anne Waldman, Robert Creeley, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Harry Smith, Mary Beach, Claude Pelieu and many others all spent time either living or visiting there.
Despite being officially founded by the Methodists of the Denny Party, Seattle quickly developed a reputation as a wide-open town, a haven for prostitution, liquor, and gambling.
In addition, the Catskills have long been a haven for artists, musicians, and writers, especially in and around the town of Woodstock.
Yet, the town and the surrounding Côte Fleurie are still a high-profile seaside resort, haven for the rich and famous as well as for the more discrete families of French high society such as the Rotschilds who own some Norman manor nearby Deauville.
After failing to agree a purchase price for the existing Millford shipyard with Fulke Greville, Charles Greville's heir, the Admiralty agreed purchase of land across the haven from Milford, near the town of Pembroke in a district called Pater or Paterchurch.
The term town ball, or townball, describes the bat-and-ball, safe haven games played in North America in the 18th and 19th centuries, which were similar to rounders and were precursors to modern baseball.