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Dunbar Cave - The Showplace of the South

by Larry E. Matthews

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Published by National Speleological Society .
Written in English


About the Edition

This book provides a complete hisotry of Dunbar Cave from prehistoric use by American Indians, through early use by White settlers, saltpeter mining to produce gunpowder, and the commercial use of the cave as a tourist attraction.

Edition Notes

This book includes a Guide To Place Names, a Glossary, and a very thorough Index.

ContributionsG. Thomas Rea, Editor
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages145
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9327078M
ISBN 101879961229
ISBN 109781879961227
OCLC/WorldCa60662144

  Dunbar Cave has been used for thousands of years and is the site of significant prehistoric Mississippian Native American cave art dating to the 14th century. The park is acres and is located in Clarksville, Tennessee. For the Mississippian people that lived along the Red River in the 14th century CE, Dunbar Cave was a sacred place. Dunbar Cave State Park (1, words) exact match in snippet view article find links to article Retrieved Matthews, Larry E. (). Dunbar Cave: The Showplace of the South. National Speleological Society. ISBN

  A new addition to the Spring Fling this year is author and cave enthusiast, Larry Matthews, will be on site from to sign his recently updated book, “Dunbar Cave: Showplace of the South.” This second edition has six new chapters and nearly new pictures. Books are available for a $30 donation, while supplies last. The National Speleological Society. Pulaski Pike Huntsville, AL USA () [email protected]

  Clarksville, TN - The Friends of Dunbar Cave have finalized the schedule for this year's Spring Fling slated to take place rain or shine on Saturday, May. Dunbar Cave: The Showplace of the South. it was amazing avg rating — 4 ratings — published — 2 editions/5(6).


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Dunbar Cave - The Showplace of the South by Larry E. Matthews Download PDF EPUB FB2

Comments From The Author: Dunbar Cave is a large cave, over 8 miles in length, with an exceptionally long and interesting history. The cave was used extensively by prehitoric Americans and the cave is currently famous for enigmatic drawings and symbols left by these people on the walls.5/5.

This book provides a most fascinating history of the cave not to mention some geological knowledge about its formation. "Showplace of the South" was a term which appeared on a promotional brochure for Roy Acuff's Dunbar Cave Dunbar Cave - The Showplace of the South book he was owner.5/5(3).

Dunbar Cave The Showplace of the South Second Edition This new and updated Second Edition Includes six new chapters. Other chapters have been updated and expanded. Nearly a hundred new photographs have been added.

Read the fascinating story of how this cave, first explored by American Indi years ago, grew to become one of America s 5/5(3). ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: pages: illustrations ; 28 cm: Contents: Native Americans --Early settlers --Saltpeter mining --Early commercialization --Legends, rumors, and outright lies --Honky Tonk days --My first visit to Dunbar Cave --Fallout shelter --State naural area --The Indiana Connection --Modern exploration --The.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, maps, portraits ; 28 cm: Contents: American Indians --Hidden treasure --Early settlers --Saltpeter mining --Early commercialization --Legends, rumors, and outright lies --Idaho Springs Resort --The Big Band Era --The Roy Acuff Era --The McKay King Era --My first visit to Dunbar Cave --Fallout.

This book provides a most fascinating history of the cave not to mention some geological knowledge about its formation. "Showplace of the South" was a term which appeared on a promotional brochure for Roy Acuff's Dunbar Cave when he was owner.5/5.

Dunbar Cave State Park is a acre (, m²) park in Clarksville, Tennessee, situated around Dunbar Cave is the th largest cave complex in the world, stretching miles (13 km) inward.

In front of the cave entrance is a large concrete poured structure with three distinct arches. This massive book is pages long and is well-illustrated with maps and photographs. Bill Walter is one of the most famous cave explorers alive in the United States today.

Dunbar Cave: The Showplace of the South, was printed in by the National Speleological Society and is pages in length. Larry currently lives in Nashville, where he now works full-time writing books on Tennessee caves after retiring from the State of Tennessee on He is currently revising his book "Dunbar Cave: The Showplace of the South" to include important new archaeological discoveries and to significantly expand the information on the.

Dunbar Cave is a remarkable prehistoric site, not just for Tennessee but for the entire Eastern Woodlands. Dunbar Cave has been used for thousands of years and is the site of significant prehistoric Mississippian Native American cave art dating to the 14th century.

The park is acres and is located in Clarksville, Tennessee. On the hottest day of the summer you can visit Dunbar Cave and when you arrive walk to the cave entrance and the air coming from the cave will be approx.

65 - 70 degrees. Natures AC is a pleasant and cooling air coming from down in the cave. It's worth taking a drive to visit on 4/ TripAdvisor reviews. For further information on Dunbar Cave, I would refer you to a new book: "Dunbar Cave: The Showplace of the South" which was written by Larry E.

Matthews and published May, by the National Speleological Society. Submitted by Larry E. Matthews on Octo This cave is. Signed copies of "Dunbar Cave: The Showplace of the South" are available for $ People may purchase a signed copy of the book and a voucher for a future cave hike for $ CALL: The unveiling of Larry E.

Matthews' book, "Dunbar Cave: Showplace of the South" is Saturday, held fittingly at the mouth of the cave that is its subject.

Geography. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of square miles (1, km 2), of which square miles (1, km 2) is land and square miles (12 km 2) (%) is water.

Dunbar Cave. Montgomery County lies in a region of well-developed karst topography.A large cave system is named Dunbar Cave. Dunbar Cave is the centerpiece of Dunbar Cave State Park, which.

Dunbar Cave is a remarkable prehistoric site, not just for Tennessee but for the entire Eastern Woodlands. Dunbar Cave has been used for thousands of years and is the site of significant prehistoric Mississippian Native American cave art dating to the 14 th century.

The park is acres and is located in Clarksville, Tennessee. モンゴメリー郡(英: Montgomery County )は、アメリカ合衆国 テネシー州の北部に位置する郡である。 年 国勢調査での人口は,人であり、年の,人から%増加した 。 郡庁所在地はクラークスビル市(人口,人 )であり、同郡で人口最大の都市でもある。. Larry E Matthews (): Dunbar Cave / The Showplace of the South, pp, many photos, survey etc.

Published by the National Speleological Society, Huntsville, USA. Address: Dunbar Cave, Old Dunbar Cave Road, Clarksville, TNTel: +, + Dunbar Cave The Showplace of the South Larry E.

Matthews NEW. On Caves and Cameras Norman R. Thompson and John Van Swearingen IV NEW. speleogenesis in karst aquifer evolution. Hardback, p. $ Member $ Written by many of the NSS’s leading cave photographers, On Caves and Cameras is copiously illustrated with photographs and drawings.

The “birth” of Clarksville’s Swan Lake began inwhen a group of local businessmen formed the Dunbar Cave and Idaho Springs Corporation. They launched a venture to turn the historic Dunbar Cave area into “The Showplace of the South” – a unique venue for music, dancing, amusements, mineral springs and outdoor activities.

An earthen dam was constructed, creating a Continue Reading. Dunbar Cave is one of the most prominent geological features of Clarksville.

Excavations reveal the eight-mile long cave was used by man for thousands of years. Prehistoric cave art from approximately A.D.

is found in the cave. In a roomy, natural air-conditioned mouth of the cave, big band era concerts, square dances and radio shows were 5 Yelp reviews. Northern Indiana Grotto, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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The park itself holds historical, natural, archaeological, and geological significance, and features recreational activities while hosting multiple community events in the large.