The Tunnels of Moose Jaw

October 30

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How old are Moose Jaw tunnels

The Tunnels of Moose Jaw  were built in the late 1920s so it is 94 years old.

Who made the Moose Jaw tunnels

Before stepping down into the Tunnels of Moose Jaw on Tuesday for a tour called Chicago Connections, our group was made aware of the reputation of prohibition mobster Al Capone and the rumours he used the Saskatchewan city's tunnels to bootleg booze into the U.S. in the late 1920s

Moose Jaw Tunnel history

Then along came prohibition. Canada stopped it long before the U.S. and Moose Jaw became a hub for rum-runners and gangsters. This is the period Al Capone is said to have spent time here, and although there were several reports by people who said they saw him, no photographs or documentation exists. Capone is said to stated “I don’t even know what street Canada is on”. You can learn more about these eras on two tours of the tunnels, which feature live actors and animated mannequins. One focuses on the sad Chinese history and the other on the colourful Capone connection.

Why did they make the tunnels

Because they use them to bootleg booze into the U.S. It was also used for gangs, ect. to gamble.

http://www.canadacool.com/location/moose-jaw-tunnels-al-capone/

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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What a great trip! It seems like Al Capone shows up all over the place. Have you read Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko?

2 years ago
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This is really interesting. Who made these tunnels?

2 years ago
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Have the tunnels ever caved in? And who was the guy in the tunnel at the top? I think this was interesting. Why didn't anyone notice the Al Capone in the tunnels? No one looked? Crazy.

2 years ago
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This is really cool.