In search of Buster Wortman's lair

In search of Buster Wortman's lair

There are 5 comments on the Belleville News Democrat story from Feb 11, 2013, titled In search of Buster Wortman's lair. In it, Belleville News Democrat reports that:

But an encounter with the son of Frank "Buster" Wortman, the gangster who controlled the East Side until his death in 1968, piqued his interest and the result will be another book.

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Indianapolis, IN

#1 Feb 11, 2013
I know a lady that lives in E.St.Louis ill,that tells me story's of Wortman,her grandmother was his personal cook if you every talk to her you would find out a lot of things,,,like he had a good heart for some people.
The son

Prairie Village, KS

#2 Feb 11, 2013
I remeber my mom driving me out to a house that was surrounded by a moat ! Now the is a land bridge built to the house ! Also she showed me a little boat house the was out in the middle of a lake on the back roads of Cahokia where his guy who play cards and hide out after hits to cool off before they left town ! My mom worked at one of his juke joints ! She met hank Williams there . His brother owned the race track off of highway 15 by 255 he was found dead in his own truck of his car ! They wrote a book about buster !

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Feb 12, 2013
My father parked cars for Wort man at the Paddock. He really liked him. My fpgrandmother also worked at the Paddock.

United States

#4 Jul 19, 2013
My best friends family lives there now, for the last 20 years . They have jewelry and the house has many old stuff left behind, a piano, and old bar in the basement . It is amazing really!!maybe there is even dead bodies in the lake too!!!
I heard they were

Fairview Heights, IL

#5 Jan 20, 2014
Mom said the cahokia back roads if they could talk is where a lot of body's are !!

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