Prohibition days in Saugerties

The Roaring Twenties were a roaring old time in Ulster County, thanks in great part to Legs Diamond. He had an aqueduct constructed under the streets of Kingston: a beer aqueduct, running from his brewery at Barmann and South Clinton avenues in Kingston down to the river, where barrels of beer were filled and loaded onto barges. One rumor has it that Judge Joseph Force Crater, who stepped out of a night spot in midtown Manhattan and was never seen again, may have been buried in Legs Diamond’s brewery . . .


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