Well I am in Chicago for one more day, folks—I fly out late tonight and will be posting from Philly later this week. But, before I get back to my holiday, here’s a tidbit I snapped a photo of for you all from my trip to Las Vegas earlier this year.
Since I am not so much a gambler, I had the opportunity to visit the Mob Museum in Old Las Vegas. And I have to say that even if you are a gambler, it is well worth a few hours of your time the next time you visit Sin City. They happen to have the actual wall from the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, which originally stood at 2122 N. Clark St, Chicago. Until I visited the museum, I never realised I lived quite so close to the event. And so I took this photo from a contemporaneous map of the various gang territories by the Chicago Tribune.
For those of you curious, in my eight years in Chicago, I first lived almost at the dot below the A in Moran. And then I lived very close to the second dot north of the Aiellos area. Clearly I have a thing for Irish gang hangouts.
Credit for the piece goes to the Chicago Tribune’s graphics department.