As the sun rose over Miami on the morning of April 20, 1930, thousands of residents were attending Easter services on Miami Beach. A few miles north, the Dixie Limited was braking to a stop at the Florida East Coast Railway station in Hollywood. Aboard the southbound train was no ordinary seasonal visitor— or “snowbird’‘— but one of the most notorious vacationers who ever sought a little rest and relaxation in the Florida sun: Al Capone. “Scarface Al.” “Public Enemy Number One.” Overlord of the Chicago underworld. It was quite a ride. A Miami man who was on the train south described a continuous poker game with uniformed attendants rushing around, carrying buckets of cracked ice and mixer bottles of ginger ale, each waiter trying to out-hustle the other in anticipation of $100 tips.1
Bousquet, Stephen C.
"The Gangster in Our Midst: Al Capone in South Florida, 1930-1947,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 76:
3, Article 4.
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