Future unclear for historic site in Nebraska City
October 4, 2020
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) — For eight decades, a musty underground tunnel called John Brown's Cave and the rough-hewn Mayhew Cabin have drawn tourists and school kids to this Missouri River town.
The site's exhibits have focused on the story of slavery and the abolition movement, though there's been a long-running debate over whether the site was ever a stop for escaping slaves on the famed Underground Railroad or whether Brown, the famed abolitionist, ever visited it.
But now, there's a bigger question facing the popular attraction — will it ever reopen?
The site, along a main entryway...