Little Bohemia Lodge

Last Wednesday morning, on the way up to Porcupine Mountains State Park, we stopped for breakfast at Little Bohemia Lodge, scene of the infamous shootout between John Dillinger and gang and FBI men led by Melvin Purvis. The same scene was filmed here for Michael Mann’s Public Enemies, released earlier this year.

Below are actual bullet holes in the actual walls and windows of one of the dining rooms, unaltered from when the shootout occurred in 1934. Click to enlarge.

The upstairs rooms were also damaged a great deal during the shootout but had been repaired. Here’s what Hollywood did to make it look more like what it may have looked like at the time of the shootout.

The food was good. The service was excellent. Our waitress let us go upstairs all by ourselves, even though people are only supposed to go up there as part of a tour.

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