A little research turned up that illegal liquor arrived at the Mandalay Bay Pier under cover of night and was taken to a number of local garages for storage. Some nights the local police even shut off the electric to aid in the transport and even provided escorts!
Rumor has it that there is a 7 block long tunnel running from one of the garages to what was then Andy's Tavern.
We also visited the home of local legend Vito Genovese, who rose to power in the Mafia as an enforcer during Prohibition. Genovese and his wife lived down the street from our home in the 1950s but we found out that in the 1930s the owned an estate a few minutes away. The estate has become a county park, Deep Cut Gardens. And the gardens are all thanks to Vito Genovese who wanted to recreate the pastoral and formal gardens of his native Naples.
While his house is no longer there, the gardens are. Including an ode to Mt. Vesuvius that was allowed to erupt on special occasions.
The tour around town inspired the kids to grab our books on the history of our town and do some research of their own!