Lincoln, Nebraska: A City gaining Momentum!

The residents today and yesteryears stand proudly behind their charming city. Lincoln’s thriving growth is attracting not only new business but the influx of new talent that is bringing back the lovely old character of this city. The amazing business owners like Plumbers of Lincoln an offshoot of Plumbers of Pompano, a Pompano Beach plumbing company

Lincoln’s History Beckons

 

The quaint and vintage charm that fills the air in the beautiful city of Lincoln speaks to those passing through. As with all other cities, there is of course the hustle and bustle of business; however, the little quiet moments of history are worth discovering in this gem of a city.

 

Robber’s Cave

 

Lincoln has a hidden treasure underground that is both fascinating and intriguing. Robber’s Cave quietly sits beneath a brewing company that is in operation today. This five thousand foot long sandstone cave has a maze of tunnels that have been restored and now opens its arms welcoming tourists from all over.

Robber’s Cave has seen centuries of inhabitants as well as being used for many purposes. Native Indians used the cave as shelter while sometime back then it was rumored that Jesse James used it as a hideout.

 

During the harsh winter of 1893, Coxey’s Army took shelter during the winter in this cave on their march to Washington. Leaving the cave behind, the soldiers departed giving way once again to an abandoned tunnel. The next wave of humans to seek shelter in Robber’s Cave was reportedly slaves where the underground railroad sought refuge.

 

The 1870s brought “Whitecaps” (part of the Ku Klux Klan) to the cave where they took down a brothel and dancehall that had overtaken Robber’s Cave.

 

Pieces of history on Robber’s Cave are currently being deciphered and organized by a historian, and you can bet your bottom dollar that it is going to be interesting!

 

Currently, Blue Blood Brewing Company owns Robber’s Cave and provides tours of it along with tours of the brewing company. Today it is not uncommon for Robber’s Cave to host events inside the long and winding tunnel ways. Music artists gather in one of the alcoves within the tunnels and play music during these events.

 

“O” Street in Lincoln

 

Nebraska boasts as having the world’s longest straight street. Lincoln is situated along this massive main street that runs across the entire state of Nebraska.

The wagon trail traveled along this route which later became “O” Street. This street serves as the main thoroughfare through downtown Lincoln. During the civil war, this route had a traffic jam of pioneers in wood-covered wagons as they were moving across the state.

 

Running a vast fifty-nine miles across, it has seen travelers far and wide, old and new.

 

Lincoln: The Great City of the Midwest

 

Lincoln offers a lot of culture and history all coupled into one and will not disappoint those seeking a place to visit or to call home.

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