1. Ben Johnson Charlotte Perry Henrichs

  2. Andy Kennedy Barclay how cool!

    1. Did not know that! We should go!

  3. Yes. It was built by John Snook who owned Gulf Telephone and was a real nut case. I don’t think you can visit it.

  4. Very interesting bit of history. Thanks for sharing Betty.

  5. I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Snook He was a man with a wealth of knowledge, and had a understanding of what was happening in the world and the local community. He was a very soft spoken person and lover of cats as he taught me to be. It was a pleasure to have him as a customer and a friend.

  6. uh oh…the makings of a future sinkhole????

    1. I didn’t know that but now I need to know more!

  7. i’ve read this before. interesting

  8. My aunt lived in Foley when I was a child. She worked at Western Union n my uncle owned a business in town. I heard him tell about a tunnel but don’t recall the details. I was to excited about going to the beach.

  9. Been there, done that. Is the Magnolia Hotel still for sale?

    1. It sold a few months ago.

  10. It hasn’t been a secret since I was a child I remember taking man hole covers up at the foley park and exploring the drains looking for the tunnels this was in 1985

  11. Yep!! Heard about this when we moved here. Pretty cool. Btw the Magnolia Hotel is reopened. You need to come see it!

  12. Mary Jo Faulkner Steele, Tony May… Check this out.

    1. I was sitting in the driving rain in a soaked through rain coat at the Alabama-Auburn game when the Snake kept the ball and started running right at us on that famous run. Alabama quarterbacks can take the elements! Remember Bart Starr in the Ice Bowl? Dadgum, but y’all put out some quarterbacks down around Mobile!!! AJ—Coker—Snake! I’m sure there’s some I don’t know about. Sure do wish Alabama had one o’them Mobile-Foley quarterbacks now! It’s not asking too much to have at least ONE white boy on Bama’s team.

  13. I had no idea, I heard stories. But never knew.

  14. Vell Gallegly Faw, did you know about this?

    1. Yes I read about it about a year or so ago and then they had it on the new’s.I know where it is. Interesting story

  15. Yep. Guy was nuts. I went to high school there. He also had a contingent of female body guards trained in martial arts. Oh and when I was a kid he used to burn crosses in the park across the street.

  16. Very interesting. I enjoyed this very much.

  17. I love the different things I have read here.

  18. I know all about it. Installed the doors in it when it was under construction!!

  19. Josh ShelnuttDavid McKeehanAlan Debbie Shelnutt

  20. I did not know about this and I was born and raised in Foley. My sister forwarded this to me. It was quite interesting. Thanks Carolyn!

  21. Very interesting…Foley AL has some of the most beautiful beaches that I’ve ever seen.

  22. Can we go through the tunnel now, as of March 2017 ????

  23. Can we go through tunnel now, as of march 2017 ?

  24. Patty Moscato Faircloth are y’all going near here???

  25. We should have stopped off there.

  26. Beth Lovell Carter
    Ashton Carter

  27. Dhoya Bentley is this true?

    1. Yes Patt. I believe it is. I remember John Snooks, who had it built. He was charming and eccentric.

  28. That’s where the “receipe” is hidden!

  29. Knew the quaint little town of Foley during the 50’s and 60’s. My Daddy’s lung specialist retired to Foley fro NOLA. Spent a lot time there back then.Miss the small town feel !

    1. Jessica Stevens when’s the last time you’ve visited?its not small anymore.

    2. Pass through every trip to the beach! We used to stay at the small motel south of the Hospital when my Dad would be there for a few days. My parents considered moving to Foley at one time back then. There was very little in Gulf Shores at that time either.

    3. Jessica Stevens I went to that same doctor for my asthma! I was 5, so around 1957. I think the building that has the county school offices is where his office was. Allergy testing was primitive, but my granddaddy found the doctor, and we lived about an hour away.

    4. Cheryl Holmes We lived near Tuscaloosa. My Daddy was in Oshner’s in NOLA when Dr VanWeizel became his Dr. Spelling is not correct!

  30. Judy Quick John Self
    Did y’all know this?

  31. Very interesting video regarding history of tunnel

    1. Debra Ashlock Thanks. Fascinating. I tagged Brandon.

  32. Angela Brown, have you heard of, or seen this!

    1. Janet M Kampmeier No, I didn’t know this interesting info. I have been to the restaurant at the Inn. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Ashton Carter
    Beth Lovell Carter

    1. Sandra Dorning love stuff like this!

  34. My Aunt n cousins lived on Foley.

    1. I read this somewhere. Fascinating!

  35. Went to an Asthma specialist in 1957.. having gone back, I think the office is where the County School office is now, because I remember the glass cube windows.

  36. I was born in Foley, it was the first hospital in Baldwin county, now it is a museum. Kenny Stabler was also born there

    1. Jackie Zeigler I would love if they would make this accessible!

  37. I’ve been in this tunnel! I worked at Gulf Telephone, John Snook took me down to see it

  38. It sold a few months ago.

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