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Too High For His Nut

Definition: — beyond someone’s grasp, or beyond their station or where they should be grasping. “That rascal wants to be paid like a senator. He is getting too high for his nut.” Definition derived from the grammar-corrected version of the Oakland, CA, Tribune on Jan. 12, 1885.miner family

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Mobsters in Newport History

Primrose Club Post Card

The Northern Kentucky area was heavily influenced by members of the famous mob gang called the CLEVELAND SYNDICATE during the 1930-1970’s. They were

Moe Dalitz, Cleveland Syndicate Head 

Sam Tucker–ran illegal booze from Canada during prohibition 

Louis Rothkopf–ran illegal booze still operations during prohibition

Morris Kleinman–ran breweries in Cleveland

Gambling & Prostitution in No. KY

 

Gambling Photo Newport Paper Article

A bit of local history for you.  During the 1930-1970’s Northern Kentucky, especially Newport, was a mecca for illegal gambling and prostitution. People came from around the world for the entertainment.  The area was frequented by famous stars, some for fun and some entertaining the masses. These were among the, at least, nine “major clubs.” There were many more minor clubs.

Beverly Hills, Flamingo, Glenn Hotel/Glenn Rendezvous, Glenn Schmidt’s Playtorium/Snax Bar, Hi-De-Ho/19 Club, Primrose Club/Latin Quarter/Bluegrass Inn, Lookout House, Merchant’s Club, Yorkshire Club

Shoddyocracy

Historical Slang Definition: People who provide shoddy services or sell shoddy material.

“The wagon I bought from the shoddyocracy of a town blacksmith, busted to shambles upon our trip west.”   … Lyndi Rees