Opium Dens and Morphine Fiends…

I am very pleased to have my story about early opioid addiction featured in this week’s North Coast Journal.

Opium Dens and ‘Morphine Fiends’, Humboldt County’s current opioid epidemic parallels its first can be found HERE

3 Responses to Opium Dens and Morphine Fiends…

  1. nanhum says:

    The drawing of the defendents in your Emerald Gang story has Mose Greenwald, not his older brother Louis. Poor Mose was down in San Francisco hoping to get a position with the Spreckles Company, was in the wrong place at the wrong time and got caught up in the sting. He was tried but not convicted. The Greenwlads had a mercantile store up from the northwest corner of the plaza.

    • Lynette says:

      Hmm, I have to admit I think it was a bit of a coincidence that he was there with his brother’s compatriots. Some of the articles I’m finding are pretty specific as to his role. I’ll keep you posted….n

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