2112RE: [jacksongenealogy] Caves
- Nov 21, 2002Since we are speaking of local caves, I thought you might like to see the
entrance to our most famous local cave, Cathedral Caverns near Woodville.
See http://fly.hiwaay.net/~woodplb/ent.htm This cave has a rich history.
Bill Monroe, the famous bluegrass player, held concerts in its mouth at one
Some may say this is not on subject for our genealogy list but local
landmarks are on subject since most of our ancestors used landmarks as
reference for locations of cemeteries and such. They did not have the luxury
of road numbers and street signs. Many of them chose to build near caves and
the cool springs that ran out of some of them. My Mother and Dad talked of
storing milk in the stream at a cave mouth during the warm months to make it
last longer. The caves also were gathering places for picnics and gatherings
during the hot summer months since the coolness was a special treat in the
days before air conditioning.
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