Wind Cave National Park: The First 100 Years (Images of America) (Paperback)

Wind Cave National Park: The First 100 Years (Images of America) By Peggy Sanders Cover Image
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Wind Cave is one of the longest and most complex caves in the world. Complete with more than 100 miles of surveyed cavern passageways below ground and 28,295 acres of diverse ecology above, Wind Cave National Park is an American treasure with an impressive history. The first recorded discovery of Wind Cave occurred in 1881 when brothers Jesse and Tom Bingham followed the sounds of the whistling wind and came upon the cave. In 1903, the cave and surrounding area became Wind Cave National Park, the seventh national park in the nation and the first created with a cave as its focal point. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) established a camp near the park headquarters. The CCC built roads and buildings, landscaped and made improvements to better accommodate tours inside the cave.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738523064
ISBN-10: 0738523062
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: April 10th, 2003
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America