Journey to the Bottomless Pit
The Story of Stephen Bishop and Mammoth CaveBook - 2004
In 1938, as the nation struggles with issues of slavery, seventeen-year-old Stephen Bishop serves his master as a guide in Kentucky's Mammoth Cave and spends his free time exploring and discovering new passages and rooms. If you toured Mammoth Cave in Kentucky around the year 1838, you would have been led by candlelight through miles of dark winding tunnels, to the edge of a terrifying bottomless pit, and curiously, a church built underground. Your tour guide would have been seventeen-year-old Stephen Bishop, an African American, and a slave. Bishop had a job he found truly thrilling--exploring and recording every inch of his exciting adventures at Mammoth Cave and escorting tourists to show them his discoveries.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2004
Branch Call Number: jFICTION Mitchell
Characteristics: ix, 99 p. : ill., 24 cm