Al Capone was a local

This is a touch random, but we just had our foragers Kaitlin and Matti over to help us hand out halloween candy and drink a delicious apple cider/rye concoction. We got onto the subject of Duluth prohibition history, and they told us Al Capone had a hideout up the road where we picked mushrooms earlier this season!ImageApparently northern Minnesota was the place for moonshinin,' and for hidin,' and they distilled here to distribute all over the midwest. Meanwhile, the kingpins were building a private club on the shore of Lake Superior up north of Grand Marais, called Naniboujou lodge. It was, in the parlance of the times, totally dope.

ImageI guess these guys weren't into roughing it. Or subtlety. But hey, who's to say Al wasn't just in Minnesota for the fishing?