al capone

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Moose Jaw Tunnels

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Beneath the streets of Moose Jaw lie a labyrinth of tunnels with a sordid history. Originally built by frightened Chinese workers to hide from CPR railway ruffians, the tunnels were repurposed in the 1920′s as a bootlegger supply line during prohibition. Gangsters like Al Capone paid regular visits to the city, roaming freely and protected by a corrupt police chief. Officials denied the tunnels until well into the 1970′s. Today, it's re-enactors share the tall tales of this fascinating underworld of Canadian history.