The History

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Archives

In the 1920’s, The Olmstead rumrunning operation was one of the largest employers in Prohibition Seattle.

The Play

Focusing on Elsie Olmstead’s role in Seattle rumrunning during prohibition, Spirit of the Law is a raucous and rowdy exploration of the era and politics.

The Sources

The culmination of two years of in-depth research on Elsie Olmstead led to this magnificent list of resources about the history and technology.

Spirit of the Law is a play in progress by Rebecca A. Demarest.

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