Monday, September 19, 2016

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Underground adventures await in Midwest caves" from the Chicago Tribune

Great Lakes and Upper South in the News: "Underground adventures await in Midwest caves" from the Chicago Tribune

You're forgiven if you've never heard of Squire Boone. Daniel Boone's kid brother, Squire was overshadowed by his legendary sibling's courageous expeditions into uncharted territory, despite the fact that the two often traveled together.

"Daniel was the lucky one. He had people write down all his exploits," said Claudia Yundt, the director of southern Indiana's Squire Boone Caverns. About 30 miles west of Louisville, Ky., the cave may be the only place where Squire, not Daniel, is the one who is revered.

The Boones stumbled across the cave in 1790 during a westward exploration.

"They were following the creek that runs beside the caverns when they discovered the spring that comes from our cave," Yundt noted.

The cave still delights visitors with its streams and waterfalls. Each day, more than a million gallons of water flow through the caverns.

Continued on website.

Link:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-midwest-caves-travel-1002-20160919-story.html

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