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​Stumphouse Tunnel

October 29, 2019 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson

​Stumphouse Tunnel was built in the 1850s in Walhalla, S.C. The tunnel was built to connect the railway between Charleston and Knoxville. The men who built the tunnel worked twelve hours a day, seven days a week, using only shovels, pick axes and dynamite. Eventually, Stumphouse Tunnel was closed due to lack of money, and then the Civil War started. Because so many men worked for so long on a tunnel that went nowhere, and so many of them lost their lives and were maimed and hurt in the tunnel late at night, the workers continue to be heard, but the work will never be finished.

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