By Elisabeth Ruffner
(Note: Jonne Markham did a great deal of research on tunnels and first published an article about them in the former weekly newspaper called THE PAPER on October 23, 1975, which is available at the Sharlot Hall Museum Library and Archives. The following story is an updated version of the 1975, publication.)
The tunnels under Prescott? Of course, everybody knows about the tunnels! Lots of people have seen them...just ask some of the old timers! So I asked some of the old timers: I asked Gail Gardner, poet and rancher, 1892-1988, who graduated from Prescott High School in 1909, I asked Budge Ruffner and I asked Dewey Born. They all said they didn't know anything about tunnels and Gail was more definite: he said there weren't any.