Hank Staples: Oak Street & Jefferson Gambling

Stop 1 of 9 in the Early 20th-Century Gaming in the Free State of Jefferson tour

Hank Staples of the Maple Leaf Bar discusses historic gambling in the area.


Hank Staples Interview

Hank Staples discusses pre-1960s gambling near Oak Street and tells a story about creative, and sarcastic, police evasion.

Courtesy of Hank Staples. Interview Conducted by Dr. Mizell-Nelson, 2009. View File Details Page

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Carrollton History Project, “Hank Staples: Oak Street & Jefferson Gambling,” New Orleans Historical, accessed June 24, 2017, http://neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/439.
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