Gone But Not Forgotten
- Mar 15, 2016
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The story of the bizarre (bootlegging?) tunnels beneath Omaha's Florence neighborhood
Continued:CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD-HERALD
POSTED: MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016 12:15 AM | UPDATED: 8:27 AM, MON JUL 4, 2016.
By Chris Peters / World-Herald staff writer
There’s something strange on the bluff behind Omaha’s Florence Boulevard.
Buried in overgrowth along a steep wooded hillside is a collection of peculiar openings. Peel back the brush and you’ll find the exits of century-old tunnels, framed with stone and concrete.
Some are packed in with dirt, leaving just enough space to peek inside at a cold trail toward the houses up the hill. One has a mouth that opens up to a wide passageway with graffiti on the walls and rebar that pokes out of a thick-packed dirt wall.
The most haunting of the tunnels behind the boulevard has no end in sight.
Underneath a thick slab of concrete, in between two cinder blocks, the slim tunnel has a push-button light switch. Overhead lights line the tunnel, but they’re dead. Snails crawl along the walls, condensation drips from the ceiling, and soft dirt melts underfoot. ...
Yith: edited to add flavour text - interesting stuff.
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