Old Capone Hideout for Sale

$2.6M gets you 407 acres and nostalgia in Wisconsin
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2009 2:14 PM CDT
American criminal Al Capone (1899 - 1947). The Saint Valentine's Day massacre cemented his control over the Chicago underworld, he was finally imprisoned for tax evasion and only released when syphilis...   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – For a minimum bid of $2.6 million, a remote 407-acre Wisconsin lodge where Al Capone stayed while on the lam can be yours, the Chicago Tribune reports. “Al Capone's hideout retreat,” proclaims an ad run in that paper by a small Wisconsin bank that had the luck to foreclose on the property. “I suppose we thought maybe somebody who still had the nostalgia of it would be interested,” says a bank exec. The sheriff's sale is Oct. 8; 37-acre lake and watchtower included.