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Big Bone Cave

Author: Larry E Matthews
Publisher: Huntsville, Ala. : National Speleological Society, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st ed
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry E Matthews
ISBN: 9781879961241 1879961245
OCLC Number: 70184930
Description: 220 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: American Indians --
The original landowners --
Saltpeter mining during the War of 1812 --
An 1813 letter --
Discovery of the giant ground sloth --
The mummies of Big Bone Cave --
Saltpeter mining during the Civil War --
The origin of Saltpeter in caves --
James M. Safford's box of bones --
The sloth bones discovery of 1896 --
The visit by Thomas L. Bailey in 1917 --
The 1862 Passage --
The visits by Thomas C. Barr, Jr. in the 1950s --
My first visit to Big Bone Cave --
The great atomic bomb shelter fiasco --
The robbery of 1965 --
The survey of Big Bone Cave --
Discovery of the jaguar skeleton --
Big Bone Cave receives national recognition --
Fossil birds from Big Bone Cave --
State natural area --
Soot deposits, blasting, and other observations --
Paleofeces and other artifacts --
The great radon scare --
The great radon scare: Part II --
The geology of Big Bone Cave --
The biology of Big Bone Cave --
Saltpeter mining in other Tennessee caves --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Larry E. Matthews.
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Big Bone Cave

by captainbloft (WorldCat user published 2013-08-28) Excellent Permalink

This book was published in May 2006 by the National Speleological Society, the largest organized group of cave explorers and cave scientists in the United States.  The author, Larry E. Matthews, had explored and researched this cave for 44 years before writing this book.

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