Friday, February 1, 2008

Cutts Mansion Tunnel, Portsmouth, NH

http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080201/NEWS/802010449/-1/PUBLICRECORDS05

Portsmouth Herald News [NH]
1 February 2008

Dodds trial: Secret tunnel a 'stupid myth'

By Adam Leech

PORTSMOUTH - Could Gary Dodds have crawled through a secret underground tunnel, get into the Cutts Mansion undetected and hide out while police searched for him, all in an elaborate scheme to gain momentum for his fledgling congressional campaign? [...]

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080201/GJNEWS_01/375135000

Foster's Daily Democrat [NH]
1 February 2008

Did mystery tunnel play a role in Gary Dodds disappearance?

By CHARLES McMAHON

PORTSMOUTH — Could a mystery tunnel under a 200-year-old mansion in the Port City have played a role in the disappearance of one-time congressional candidate Gary Dodds? [...]

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080202/GJNEWS_01/730296489

Foster's Daily Democrat [NH]
2 February 2008

Sisters say there were three tunnels under Cutts Mansion

By CHARLES McMAHON

PORTSMOUTH — Despite a former property owner of the Cutts Mansion this week dismissing its likelihood, three women who resided at the Maplewood Avenue property when children insist that an underground tunnel leading from the mansion does or did exist, saying they knew of not just one, but three separate such passageways. [...]
http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080205/NEWS/802050419&sfad=1

Portsmouth Herald News [NH]
5 February 2008

Cutts Mansion tunnels no myth, say sisters raised there

Kids knew mansion secrets

By Adam Leech

PORTSMOUTH — Tunnel or no tunnel?

Sharon Jones-Jenkins and Karen Jones-Davis, former residents of the Cutts Mansion, are disputing the report of another former owner that there was no underground tunnel to Cutts Cove. Not only was there a tunnel to Cutts Cove, there were two other tunnels, secret hiding places and rooms behind bookshelves. [...]

[The first article mentions speculation that the supposed tunnel -- seemingly like every other tunnel, root cellar, and hole in the ground in the eastern half of the U.S. -- was part of the Underground Railroad.]