Harstine program Sunday spotlights 'Rumrunning King'


January 26, 2023

Roy Olmstead evolved from the youngest lieutenant in Seattle Police Department history to the leader of a gang that took over bootlegging operations during Prohibition in the Northwest.

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston will talk about the “Rumrunning King” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Harstine Island Community Club as part of the Inquiring Minds/Humanities Washington program.

This is the 14th year the two entities have presented the programs, which are staged at 1:30 p.m. on the last Sunday in January, February and March at the Community Club, 3371 E. Harstine Island Road North. Donatio...

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