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Madison in Focus: Queen of the Bootleggers

Known in Madison as the "Queen of the Bootleggers" during Prohibition, Jennie Justo began her work by selling bootleg wine as a co-ed at the University of Wisconsin before establishing some of the most popular speakeasies around town.

Jennie Justo (left) saying goodbye to her mother, Lena, at 921 Spring Street in the Greenbush neighborhood as she leaves for a long stint in a Milwaukee jail, circa 1931. -- Angus B. McVicar photograph, Wisconsin Historical Society

Jennie Justo (left) saying goodbye to her mother, Lena, at 921 Spring Street in the Greenbush neighborhood as she leaves for a long stint in a Milwaukee jail, circa 1931.

Angus B. McVicar photograph, Wisconsin Historical Society

After Prohibition, Justo partnered with multi-sport professional athlete and husband Art Bramhall to run "Justo's Club" between 1936 and 1969.

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