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TTU historians eager to explore mystery tunnel (Lubbock, TX)
KCBD.com ^ | Sept. 5, 2013 | Alex Zielinski

Posted on 09/08/2013 3:20:04 PM PDT by bgill

He and his wife were watering the yard on Monday. When they came back outside to move the sprinkler, it was gone. A hole had formed in the middle of their lawn about three feet across and their sprinkler was at the bottom of a tunnel that had collapsed.

They agree the structure was built after 1909 because railroad ties were used in the construction. That year is when the railroad first came to Lubbock from Plainview. Right now, the function of the structure is anyone's guess.

"What it was used for, it would be nice to know, it really would be because it's a mystery. It's just in a very unexpected place," said Dr. Tidwell.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; lubbock; plainview; texas; tunnel
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Throw out ideas of what it could have been used for. It's a couple miles from the railroad tracks but maybe a theives tunnel from stolen RR cargo? Or Prohibition days?
1 posted on 09/08/2013 3:20:04 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

I goggled mining and Lubbock. Apparently there was gold mining there. You may have found the Lost Conservative Mine. So, get a flashlight and explore.


2 posted on 09/08/2013 3:25:57 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: bgill

Prohibition did not separate Texans from their whiskey. Various means were used to avoid the authorities, but tunnels were certainly among the choices.


3 posted on 09/08/2013 3:26:05 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: bgill

Early tornado shelter reinforced with beams? Would have been nice if they detailed the how far the tunnel extended or at least estimated. And pull the property records as far back as they go..talk to oldtimers for some oral history.


4 posted on 09/08/2013 3:30:50 PM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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To: bgill

I’m not saying it was Aliens?


5 posted on 09/08/2013 3:31:17 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Gen.Blather

What did goggle show?


6 posted on 09/08/2013 3:31:50 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Dysart

The tunnel is pretty long and no one knows just how far it goes. There is no previous record of it either.


7 posted on 09/08/2013 3:32:42 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: bgill
Wonder if it was an aqua-duct?
8 posted on 09/08/2013 3:32:43 PM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: Dysart

That was my first thought.


9 posted on 09/08/2013 3:32:48 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Aliens...AND Jimmy Hoffa!


10 posted on 09/08/2013 3:33:55 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

A map with the word mining and gold. I stopped there as it’s not my hole. But if it were you’d bet I wouldn’t tell a soul until I’d made certain that anything valuable was on my property...What if the treasure box is under public land? Or, worse, that really nasty guy next door that you hate.


11 posted on 09/08/2013 3:34:57 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather
I goggled mining

Did you now?


12 posted on 09/08/2013 3:37:21 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Army Air Corps

Good point I forgot about Hoffa.


13 posted on 09/08/2013 3:37:26 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: bgill

Mexicans


14 posted on 09/08/2013 3:37:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: centurion316

Lubbock and the county it’s in is notoriously dry due to religious influences. It is a central theme of that section of Michener’s book “Texas”.


15 posted on 09/08/2013 3:38:13 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: humblegunner

LOL.


16 posted on 09/08/2013 3:38:39 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: goodtomato

There is no aqua to duct in West Texas.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 3:39:24 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: bgill

They’re perplexed? I wonder if they thought about crawling in and see what they find. If they’re worried about a cave-in they can use a snake camera that plumbers use.


18 posted on 09/08/2013 3:40:08 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Gen.Blather

If gold is involved the gummit will lay claim to it. Probably an old root cellar.


19 posted on 09/08/2013 3:40:10 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: humblegunner

“I goggled mining
Did you now?”

Damned auto replace.


20 posted on 09/08/2013 3:43:42 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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