Lost River Cave Tour

Trip Start May 27, 2009
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Trip End Sep 19, 2013


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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Native Americans were sheltered within the massive natural opening for thousaands of years. In the 1790's, European settlers built a one of a kind water-powered mill inside the cave entrance.

In the fall of 1861, Confederate forces used the Lost River Cave as a temporary shelter. One year later, 44,000 Union troops from the 14th Corp camped at Lost River before moving on to Nashville for the Battle of Stone River. Colonel John Hunt Morgan and his Southern Raiders are thought to have hidden in the cave after burning the depot at South Union, KY.

Local lore says the notorious Jesse James gang used the cave as a hideout. In the 1960's, the cave announced the opening of the country's only air conditioned "Nite Club".
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Melanie on

Lost River Cave is in Bowling Green, Kentucky

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