Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel

Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel tells a story of lives unfolding in different centuries, but linked and irrevocably altered by a series of murders in 1930.
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Columbia County Courthouse on the town square in downtown Lake City where Liz did some of her research. This is how the courthouse would have looked in 1930 during Meg, DeWitt, Jack, and Zeke's story.

Columbia County Courthouse on the town square in downtown Lake City where Liz did some of her research. This is how the courthouse would have looked in 1930 during Meg, DeWitt, Jack, and Zeke's story.

Downtown Lake City, Marion Street with the Blanche Hotel, shops, and restaurants as Meg and DeWitt would have known them.

Downtown Lake City, Marion Street with the Blanche Hotel, shops, and restaurants as Meg and DeWitt would have known them.

Ole Scarface, scars clearly visible

Al Capone (a. 'Scarface'), one of the most famous American gangsters, rose…

Sand Road in rural Columbia County, Florida. This is the type of road that Jack and Zeke ran on after they saw a body dumped in the Santa Fe River.

Sand Road in rural Columbia County, Florida. This is the type of road that Jack and Zeke ran on after they saw a body dumped in the Santa Fe River.

Welcome to Lake City, Florida! Pictures of old Lake City as it appears in the historical chapters of Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel. This is how the town would have looked in 1930 as Meg, DeWitt, Jack, and Zeke would have known it.

"Welcome to Lake City, Florida! Pictures of old Lake City as it appears in the historical chapters of Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel. This is how the town would have looked in 1930 as Meg, DeWitt, Jack, and Zeke would have known it.

Entrance to downtown coming from the north near Five Points, about 1925.

"This is old news print of the entrance into Lake City comming from Five Points area back in Love this-thank you Sam!

Old Post Office that Liz noticed the first time she went to Lake City. The newspaper office she went to would have been across the street, along the side of the town square.

The old Post Office. "I guess that this and the old Courthouse are my most favorite buildings in our city. They reek of history.

Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel by Linda Bennett Pennell http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DULERAK/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_41T8vb0M2Y2DN

Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel by Linda Bennett Pennell

Where the Santa Fe River goes underground at present day O'Leno State Park near High Springs, Florida. This is where Jack and Zeke watched the body disappear.

"Where the Santa Fe River goes underground at present day O'Leno State Park near High Springs, Florida. This is where Jack and Zeke watched the body disappear.

Ole Scarface, scars clearly visible

Al Capone (a. 'Scarface'), one of the most famous American gangsters, rose…

Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel by Linda Bennett Pennell http://www.amazon.com/dp/1619353156/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_yoh9vb17A6QRM

Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel by Linda Bennett Pennell

Marion Street as Meg and DeWitt would have known it.

Marion Street as Meg and DeWitt would have known it.

Downtown Marion Street, Lake City, directly across the town square from the courthouse. This is how the street would have looked when Meg and DeWitt knew it.

Downtown Marion Street, Lake City, directly across the town square from the courthouse. This is how the street would have looked when Meg and DeWitt knew it.

Lake City Columbia County Historical Museum where Liz went for research help.

"Lake City Columbia County Historical Museum where Liz went for research help.

Florida Gateway College, formerly Lake City Junior College and Forest Ranger School, where Liz did some of her research.

"Florida Gateway College, formerly Lake City Junior College and Forest Ranger School, where Liz did some of her research.

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