The Reign of Spanish Marie
This is the time of the infamous Water Riots.
American politicians criminalize alcohol and begin the so-called " Noble Experiment", in so doing kick off the infamous Roaring 1920's
With husband. Reported in 1924
Marie and husband open Miami Academy of Dance. After all, it is the Roaring 20's.
Key West to Miami
Spanish Marie infamously used secret codes broadcast on new technology called "radio".
Tragedy as Marie's husband is said to have been killed. His body is never recovered.
And the boat is mysteriously burnt.
The battle for Marie and her husband's estate becomes talk of the town.
"The Fall of Spanish Marie" is carried by nearly every newspaper in the US.
G-Men discover there was never a fall. Spanish Marie is still in action.
At 28, Spanish Marie is in full swing.
New husband, same game.
In the US, repeal happened in 1933.
In Florida, it took a vote in November 1934.
There has never been a legal rum distillery in Key West…
First Legal Rum Distillery.