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Mysterious tunnels from Florida revealed



A newspaper article from almost 100 years ago shed new light on the mysterious tunnel network beneath Ybor City's historic district in Tampa, Florida.

Ybor City, a historic heritage district, is located northeast of downtown Tampa. The district's tunnel network remains a fascination for historians, and a recent Fox 13 report provided insight into the strange underground world.

One theory states that the tunnels were used by smugglers and smugglers of the prohibition era. It was also speculated that the tunnels were part of a network that transported Chinese prostitutes from Cuba to the port of Tampa in Ybor City in the early 1

900s.

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A The newspaper article from 1921, however, provides new evidence for the use of tunnels.

Michael Strickland, a professor at Amridge University and an independent historian, contacted Fox News after seeing the Tampa Tribune issue of September 25, 1921. 19659003] A Tampa Tribune reporter accompanied the police as part of an article in the mysterious tunnels. "Underground tunnels, hidden panels, fixed, barred doors, veiled passages, lookout towers and signaling equipment, all remnants of yesteryear in this city, have been discovered," the article says. "In addition, all manner of gaming utensils, Celo tables, poker and Belita layouts, any device known to the genius minds of the gambling community were found in once infamous locations."

"Organized vice as such no longer exists in The headline of the article explains that the reporter states that earlier gambling joints are empty.

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. Of course it is possible The Tunneling Network has been used for various purposes at various times in its history.

Founded in 1886, Ybor City is known for its rich architecture, which includes former cigar factories and social clubs. Fox News has come out with a request For comment on this article, contact Ybor City.

The Tampa Tribune was discontinued in 2016.

Historical tunnels are a in other US cities, such as the Cobble Hill Tunnel in Brooklyn. The massive tunnel under a bustling Brooklyn Street was designated in 1844 as the oldest underground tunnel in the world.

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