Robber's Cave : Truths, Legends, Recollections


Robber's Cave : Truths, Legends, Recollections

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Robber's Cave: Truths, Legends, Recollections by Joel Green. Soft cover book. 

2019 Nebraska Book Award Winner (nonfiction). It is the only book about Nebraska's landmark cave, and it includes many photos published for the first time.

I published this book for Nebraska's 150th Anniversary and it is a part of the Lincoln Legacy Project. It has SOLD OUT of dozens businesses and is on it's 4th printing since 2018, and is now becoming a movie! 

For years, access has been denied to the infamous and notorious Robber’ Cave. Now, Lincoln, Nebraska’s, only underground attraction is no longer shrouded in mystery. Whether you visited Robber’s Cave legally or illegally, are learning about it for the first time, or are one of the thousands who have returned to the sandstone tunnels for a trip down memory lane, you will enjoy discovering all aspects of the cave’s fascinating past in ROBBER’S CAVE: Truths, Legends, Recollections by Joel Green. Green, a local teacher and tour guide, tracks the cave’s ownership through the past century and beyond, which has included colorful characters to say the least. From the legends of use by Central Plains Indians, Jesse James, and the Underground Railroad, to factual uses by Lincoln’s first brewery, Coxey’s Army, and the Ku Klux Klan, Green not only examines the geological and man-made origins of the cave, but he includes entertaining anecdotes he has collected from guests as well. Robber’s Cave is older than the city of Lincoln, and its tunnels are no longer sealed from the public. Enjoy Green’s extended tour of what he has always felt is a story that deserves to be told.

  • 55 Sections
  • 274 pages 
  • Published by Mighty's Son Publications in 2018

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