The Tunnels of Moose Jaw
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.