Burro Schmidt’s Tunnel

Source: 2009 Q1 Beartracks, Pat and Carol Fagan
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Think back to when you were a kid. Remember reading the Sunday funnies? Perhaps your comics included a weekly “Ripley’s Believe it or Not”. Mine did. If so, you may have read about Burro Schmidt, or as Ripley dubbed him, “The Human Mole”. Mister Schmidt spent 32 years digging a tunnel nearly ½ mile long through solid granite, using only hand tools and dynamite.

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