Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tunnels Under North Bend, Oregon


The World [Coos Bay, OR]
7 August 2012

Is there really a secret tunnel system? What is the city finding?

By Jessie Higgins

NORTH BEND -- Imagine downtown North Bend around 1910: Wooden planks lined Sherman Avenue, horses and horseless carriages shared the streets and upstairs from the saloon that is now Roger's Zoo was a brothel.

Legend has it, a tunnel ran from the saloon’s basement beneath Sherman and connected with the Humbolt Building. That way, men could enter the whorehouse discretely. [...]