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Golden and the Mob War, 1939-1973

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Name: Golden and the Mob War, 1939-1973
Date: March 14, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM MDT
Event Description:
The specter of organized crime and mob violence came to Golden in 1939 when 25 mobsters surrendered to the Sheriff following a raid on the LaPalmarte Restaurant on West 38th Avenue. The rise in organized crime was confirmed in 1963 when mobster Harold “Murph” Cohen was found floating face down in a small lake in Golden. Mob rule existed until 1973 when the last racketeer was brought to justice and the last slot machine was donated to Golden History Museum & Park. Lecture presented by Dennis Potter, retired Captain with Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office. Location and Pricing: Golden Community Center-Beaver Brook room, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., $0 members; $10 non-members. Registration is required. Program will be canceled if minimum attendance number is not reached 24 hours prior to start time. Membership Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. https://www.goldenhistory.org/get-involved/membership/ Facility Rental Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy. https://www.goldenhistory.org/visit/golden-museum-rental/
Golden Community Center, Beaver Brook room, 1470 10th St., Golden, CO 80401
Date/Time Information:
March 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Contact Information:
Megan 303.278.3557
free to GHM members, $10 non-members
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