Map Monday Bonus: Saint Paul’s Sand Rock Tunnel Sewers

Via Dana DeMaster and Than Tibbets’ Twitter conversation, here is a map of a mysterious and unknown subterranean engineering feature in Saint Paul, Minnesota’s weirdest city in some ways. Here is your map. The “sand rock tunnels” are in yellow.


[.pdf is here.]

The initial query came from yet another West 7th Street rumor:

It turns out to be true. The explanation is thus:

Here’s an illustration from Teresa Boardman’s blog. That and many more oddities can be found in the links on Twitter.

They say that “s**t flows downhill”, and in Saint Paul that is literally the case.

3 thoughts on “Map Monday Bonus: Saint Paul’s Sand Rock Tunnel Sewers

  1. Dana DeMasterDana DeMaster

    I’m still shaking my head over this one. Really? My sewer is a cave?? I mean, make do and all, why build pipe when there are caverns? I just wasn’t expecting this one to be real.

    Now, snakes. How does this all relate to snakes? Lots of snakes.

    1. Jim Stockton

      Greg Bricks books are full of incorrect info, unfortunately. Many sites have proven his data to be wrong and fabricated 🙁

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