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Sue Hartman • 2 years ago

Joe Ball started his career as a bootlegger, providing illegal liquor to those who could pay. After the end of Prohibition, he opened a saloon called the Sociable Inn in Elmendorf, Texas. He built a pond that contained five alligators. He charged people to view them, especially during feeding time. Women in the area began missing, including barmaids, former girlfriends and his wife. When two deputies came to question him in 1938, Ball pulled a handgun from his cash register and killed himself.

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