Box needs first aid - see comments in Status page Al Capone  LbNA # 55097

OwnerLoLo Plus Two    
Placed DateAug 13 2010
CountyLas Animas
LocationAguilar, CO
Found By Astro D
Last Found Dec 6 2015
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Last EditedDec 7 2015

Welcome to Aguilar, the Gateway to the Spanish Peaks! Aguilar was first settled in 1861. The population was once a thriving 2500, but due to Coal Mines closing down in the 1940’s and 1950’s the population is now only around 600.

Did you know that Aguilar was once the “hideout” for Al Capone in the 1920’s during prohibition? Al Capone would send his hitmen to the area when they were being hunted by the law in Chicago, IL. Capone purchased a home in Aguilar and nearby Walsenburg and would use them as a safe-house. There is even rumor that Capone had underground tunnels built that were large enough for a model T to drive through. That is how he would transport his moonshine.

To find this special letterbox you must take Exit 30 off Highway I-25. Follow the road until you come to an adobe Aguilar sign. The letterbox is behind the sign under two rocks. Please make sure to re-hide well. The stamp was inspired by Al Capone.

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