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Author Brick, Greg A.

Title Subterranean twin cities / Greg Brick
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 226 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction -- The geology of the sewers -- The early caves. Quest for the inner sanctum : Carver's Cave at midnight ; A wild goose chase through the sewers : the hunt for Fountain Cave -- Buried rivers. The urban Nile : the subterranean streams of St. Paul ; Among the Spice Islands : Minneapolis's underground rivers -- The great sandbox. The cave under the castle : Brewery caves ; The medieval temples of Mushroom Valley : St. Paul's west side ; Velvet underground : abandoned sand mines -- The milling district. Subterranean Venice : Minneapolis's mill tunnels ; Boat ride to oblivion : Chute's Cave ; Down the rabbit hole : Nicollet Island caves -- Utilities. A lonely day under the mortuary : the Fort Road labyrinth ; Behind the silver door : utility labyrinths -- Pluto's kingdom. Lost world : Schieks Cave ; The big white : Channel Rock Cavern -- Sources and further reading -- Publication history -- Index
Summary "Subterranean Twin Cities is a treasure--a book for the Tom Sawyer in all of us. Greg Brick is one of those few persons with the unique talent to write expertly about his adventures, bringing readers along with him on hands and knees."--Steve Thayer, author of Saint Mudd and The WeathermanWe tend to send things underground that we are not interested in ever seeing again. Sewage. Garbage. In the past, we have used the underground to age such provisions as cheese and beer. In Subterranean Twin Cities, geologist, historian, and urban speleologist Greg Brick takes us on an adventurous, educational
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-217) and index
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Subject Caves -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- Guidebooks.
Caves -- Minnesota -- Saint Paul -- Guidebooks.
Underground areas -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- Guidebooks.
Underground areas -- Minnesota -- Saint Paul -- Guidebooks.
Minneapolis (Minn.) -- Guidebooks.
Minnesota -- Guidebooks.
Saint Paul (Minn.) -- Guidebooks.
Genre/Form Guidebooks.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008053782
ISBN 0816645973 (paperback; alk. paper)
0816667810 (electronic bk.)
1299948863 (ebk)
9780816645978 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780816667819 (electronic bk.)
9781299948860 (ebk)
(paperback; alk. paper)