The Good Bootlegger
Due to inclement weather, Monday’s ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower has been postponed one month, and will instead begin its three-part series on Monday, March 4.
Presented by Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer (of “The Maury Island Incident“), this will be an edutaining and engaging speaker series told in three parts, combining history, mythology, whiskey, local references and good old-fashioned storytelling.
This series – to be held in the Smith Tower’s historic and amazing 35th floor Observatory Bar – will explore the history of Olmstead’s rags-to-riches-to-rags story, from rising Seattle Cop to the Rumrunning King of the Northwest to inmate at McNeil Island.
Olmstead, who was busted by the Feds at the Woodmont Mosquito Fleet Dock in Des Moines on Thanksgiving Day, 1925, was said to even have a bustling “distribution warehouse” in the Sunnydale neighborhood of Burien.
Those who have purchased tickets will be able to use them for the rescheduled dates:

  • Event 1: The Beginnings: The Seduction of a Seattle Cop – NEW DATE: Monday, Mar. 4, 2019
  • Event 2: The Rise of Old Roy: Seattle’s Most Original Innovator: – NEW DATE: Monday, April 1, 2019
  • Event 3: The Hard Fall: The Feds Fight Back – NEW DATE: Monday, May 6, 2019

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for all three events.
Event programming runs from 8 – 10 p.m.

“Should you not be able to attend the new date, we would be happy to offer you a refund or push it to one of the other available event dates noted above. Please email and include your Order ID, along with your First and Last Name and we would be delighted to work through this with you.
“We do apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.”



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