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Arlington Hts. stories: War, booze and gambling

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Julius Flentie, mayor 1927-1941

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American House Tavern was one of the early drinking establishments in Arlington Heights.

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Carl Skoog

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In 1917, Arlington Heights became part of the national mobilization, sending fathers and sons to the battlegrounds of France. Following the turmoil, in 1919 and 1920 two social issues came to a head: women got the vote and booze got the boot.
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    • Julius Flentie, mayor 1927-1941
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