"It's rewriting history," says Vice Mayor Doug Young. The City Council met with Angela Jackson, assistant director of the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Department, to discuss endorsing the transfer of Black Cat Cave off Memorial Blvd. to Middle Tennessee State University.
Jackson gave the history of the cave stating, in the 1920's it was the location of a speakeasy during the Prohibition Era. Recently, the MTSU Sociology and Anthropology Department, including other partners, discovered ancient artifacts that date back to the prehistoric Middle Archaic Period. After hearing her explanation of why it would be better suited to be preserved at the college, the Council agreed to endorse. NewsRadioWGNS' Reporter Jackson Jones has more..
Jackson gave her reasons on why it's important to preserve Black Cat Cave:
Now that they're endorsed by the City, they're moving on to the next step:
Originally, the area around the cave was used for recreational, use such as hunting, until they discovered what it really had inside. MTSU acquiring the land will continue to be an ongoing process, as they're still many steps to go through. For the time being, the cave is closed off to the public.