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Lawrence student explores Bleeding Kansas-era hiding spots


January 11, 2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — As part of an unusual school project, 14-year-old Milo Bitters went to downtown clerks and shop owners with a question: could he check out their basements?

In one, he found what he was looking for. In the basement of The Etc. Shop, he was shown to a door that opened to a dugout space that the shop now uses for storage. Milo found that some think the dugouts were likely used for hiding — perhaps people or valuables — during the raids on Lawrence during the Bleeding Kansas era.

"They have their basement and then they have a door leading to a section underneath the...

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