Thursday, July 9, 2015

Rankin grand jury seeks to "doom Gold Coast".

The Gold Coast wars never ended back in the 1930s.  They just ebbed and flowed as the tides do on the shores of the Pearl River.  The Jackson Daily News reported in 1937 that the Rankin County grand jury acted "to doom Gold Coast" as it returned a series of indictments.  The newspaper articles are posted below although they were copied from microfilm.  Needless to say the Gold Coast did not disappear but flourished through a storm of raids, investigations, and arrests over the next thirty years. 

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