Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tunnels Connected Bars & Brothels (Durango, CO)


The Durango Herald [CO]
11 October 2011

If tunnel walls could talk
Many stories about spaces more fantasy than fact

By Emery Cowan Herald Staff Writer

There’s a rumor swirling around Durango, and historian Duane Smith has tried to correct it too many times to count.

Though the details differ from person to person, the story goes that there’s a system of tunnels underneath Main Avenue that was used by women of ill repute and their male customers to travel between brothels and bars while remaining hidden from the public and protected from cold winter weather. [...]