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Chicago mobster Al Capone's Wis. hideout for sale

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - The buyer of a scenic property in northern Wisconsin will get more than just its bar and restaurant: They'll have a former hideout of Chicago mobster Al Capone.

The 407-acre wooded site goes will soon go on the auction block at a starting bid of $2.6 million. Chippewa Valley Bank acquired the property after foreclosing on the previous landowner last year.

On Oct. 8 the bank will auction off the property that's referred to as "The Hideout." Previously the area was a tourist attraction. Bank officials say Capone owned the site in the late 1920s and early 1930s during Prohibition. Local legend claims that shipments of bootlegged alcohol were flown in on planes that landed on the nearby lake, then loaded onto trucks bound for Chicago.

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