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Tunnel In The Mountain


I know a bunch of you know about this tunnel. I have been asked about it several times over the years. I recently was told another version of the story, so today I will go over it again.

There is a tunnel up on Pikes Peak that has an odd history. It is often told how it was going to be a railroad tunnel, or that it was just a gold mine prospect hole. I really doubt the railroad story, because it is so high up on the mountain, miles from any railroad. The other thing is it is not big enough for a train, but if it was finished, maybe they would enlarge it. It is usually called the Oil Creek T...

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