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Leavenworth Underground

Posted by Maureen Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Labels: , ,

My brother let me in some hometown news: our old hood, Leavenworth, KS, has revealed a mysterious discovery! Very exciting! Here's the text of a brief article from propeller.com:

"For years, residents of Leavenworth, Kansas, have been unknowingly walking around above an underground city, and no one seems to know who created it or why. Windows, doors, and narrow paths beneath a title company at South Fourth and Delaware streets lead to storefronts stretching several city blocks and perhaps beyond.

Some speculate the underground town was created in the 1800s and could have been used during slavery or for fugitives. "We know that it was pretty secretive, whatever it was that was down here, because not too many people know anything about it," says Jennifer Lemons, who works at the local title company. For a look at this subterranean city, check out the KCTV video below."


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm intrigued Moe! Let's go explore the next time I'm home. :) Amanda L.

NJ said...

Diagon Alley perhaps?