The Mystery of Leavenworth's 'Underground Economy'

A recently-discovered "underground city" beneath Leavenworth, Kansas, has locals mystified as to its origin and purpose.
August 11, 2008, 1pm PDT | Michael Dudley
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"Leavenworth residents have been unknowingly walking around above an underground city, and no one seems to know who created it or why. Windows, doors and narrow paths beneath a title company at South Fourth and Delaware streets lead to storefronts stretching several city blocks and perhaps beyond."

"Katy Ryan is the editor for LV Magazine and has been researching the mysteries below."

"'You know, you just think of the underground as such a dark, spooky place, but to think that this could have maybe been some kind of vibrant economic center is just kind of baffling really,' Ryan said."

"Construction workers are in the middle of a streetscape project, and some worry the history will be erased."

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Published on Friday, August 8, 2008 in KCTV Kansas City
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