Correspondent Tom Wilmer explores a long vanished era in Hot Springs, Arkansas when mobsters such as Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Siegel and their cohorts selected Hot Springs as their annual go-to vacation spot.
Before the advent of winter baseball training camps in Florida and Arizona, Hot Springs was the designated off-season destination for major league teams across the country.
Join Robert Raines, director of Hot Springs' Gangster Museum of America, as he shares tales of a time when mobsters vacationed here and baseball stars like Babe Ruth came for winter training camps, to “take the waters” in the town’s legendary mineral-spring bathhouses.
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