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August 10, 2018

Tunnels have always held a fascination for me. It began with a boyhood plan to tunnel under the alley at 719 First St. connecting my back yard with Bill Sperry’s on the other side. I knew of a tunnel connecting Leo Brandt’s mansion with the guest house in the back yard. Most interesting was a tunnel thought to connect a livery stable on the north side of Barnes with the Pribble Hotel across the street, site of today’s Alva Public Library. During demolition, tunnels were discovered under the BancCentral building whose purpose was speculated upon, with theories ranging from liquor stora...

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