9780816645978

Subterranean Twin Cities

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  • ISBN13:

    9780816645978

  • ISBN10:

    0816645973

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-22
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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Summary

In Subterranean Twin Cities, geologist, historian, and urban speleologist Greg Brick takes us on an adventurous, educational, and-thankfully-sanitary journey beneath the streets and into the myriad tunnels, caves, and industrial spaces that make up the Twin Cities' fascinating and surprisingly vast underground landscape. In this groundbreaking tour, the first of its kind of the Twin Cities, Brick mines the stories that lie below the city surface.

Author Biography

Greg Brick has been exploring, researching, and writing about the St. Paul and Minneapolis underground for more than two decades. The author of Iowa Underground: A Guide to the State’s Subterranean Treasures, he has worked as a hydrogeologist and geologist at environmental consulting firms around the country. His work has been featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine as well as on the History Channel.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Geology of the Sewersp. 1
The Early Caves
Quest for the Inner Sanctum: Carver's Cave at Midnightp. 11
A Wild Goose Chase through the Sewers: The Hunt for Fountain Cavep. 29
Buried Rivers
The Urban Nile: The Subterranean Streams of St. Paulp. 45
Among the Spice Islands: Minneapolis's Underground Riversp. 65
The Great Sandbox
The Cave under the Castle: Brewery Cavesp. 85
The Medieval Temples of Mushroom Valley: St. Paul's West Sidep. 101
Velvet Underground: Abandoned Sand Minesp. 123
The Milling District
Subterranean Venice: Minneapolis's Mill Tunnelsp. 135
Boat Ride to Oblivion: Chute's Cavep. 145
Down the Rabbit Hole: Nicollet Island Cavesp. 157
Utilities
A Lonely Day under the Mortuary: The Fort Road Labyrinthp. 169
Behind the Silver Door: Utility Labyrinthsp. 179
Pluto's Kingdom
Lost World: Schieks Cavep. 191
The Big White: Channel Rock Cavernp. 205
Sources and Further Readingp. 213
Publication Historyp. 219
Indexp. 221
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