Event Type:Adult Library Programs
Local author and historian Tracy Beach presents a program based on her book, Tunnels Under Our Feet. Were there tunnels that led to red light districts? Were there tunnels that led to speakeasies during Prohibition? Is there a tunnel that led to a below-ground gym where Jack Dempsey once boxed? Did the KKK use the tunnels to sneak around town? Did Al Capone have a tunnel dug that was big enough to fit a Model-T Ford? Were the tunnels used to hide corpses during the 1918 flu pandemic? Are the tunnels really haunted? Have you ever seen a manhole cover with little glass circles in it and wondered why it was different from the others? Did you ever imagine that there were actually tunnels under the sidewalks? You'll be surprised to find out how many cities in Colorado had these tunnels. And they're still under our streets! Copies of the author's book will be available for purchase.