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Of all the gin mills in all the world, Pepper Davis walked into mine about six years ago and put me in the palm of her hand with her fascinating stories.
And charging punters up to EUR20 for admission to their overpriced gin mills is appalling.
Here the heroes are the reformers, like Jacob Riis, whose muckraking How the Other Half Lives (1890) and his startling documentary photographs of slum hovels, back alleys and gin mills, made possible by the invention of flash attachments for cameras, brought on laws regulating tenement conditions.
From heartbreak to honky-tonking, from Jesus to gin mills, Hank Williams wrote about life's deepest truths and sang with an ethereal authority on such unforgettable songs as "Your Cheatin' Heart," "I Saw the Light," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Cold, Cold Heart" and many more.
Somebody had to manage the whorehouses, gin mills and bootleggers.