Electric Chair As Tourist Attraction?

A town in Nebraska is “abuzz” over the idea of obtaining the state’s decomissioned electric chair as a tourist attraction, reports the Associated Press.

Well, not exactly abuzz, reports the McCook Gazette. It all started with a casual remark at a Chamber of Commerce meeting to a state senator, just suggesting that the chair would go nicely with a proposed rural electrification museum. It didn’t get much farther than that, and the state seems disinclined to hand over Old Sparky to the town of McCook.

I’m not sure I’d go to a museum to see an electric chair, anyway. But I sure wouldn’t speed when driving through a town that had one.


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