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Ellsworth's secret underground has new use

There’s a new life for once-secret tunnels and rooms beneath Ellsworth, Kansas.

Passage-ways that once connected old hotels during the time of Texas cattle drives, Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hickok are no longer for gentle-men only.  They’re a step back in time to a different era: one of prohibition, flappers, and gangsters.

Josie Roehrman say the cowboy theme has been done to death reports the Wichita Eagle.  And, she says the gangster thing fit with the restaurant she and her late husband were creating.   

There’s still moonshine, but there’s also martinis and fine dining six feet under at Pretty Boy Floyd’s Steak and Shine.