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To Rival Mammoth Cave
Howe's Cave before it was Howe Caverns
Before 1929, Howe Caverns was known as Howe's Cave. Lester Howe discovered the cave on May 22, 1842. After digging open the entrance, he started giving tours. Those early tourists have left behind tales of their adventures underground. At times thrilling and even funny, these contemporary accounts along with current introductions and biographies give a history of the cave and the events of the time.
Howe's Cave was favorably compared to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky and many writers described it as rivaling it in size and grandeur.
Thom Engel has unearthed these tales and descriptions and has brought them together in one place: To Rival Mammoth Cave: Howe's Cave before it was Howe Caverns.
Written by: Thom Engel
254 pages, Softbound, B&W
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