Pennsylvania Caves and Other Rocky Roadside Wonders [NOOK Book]

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  • Features Last River Caverns, Crystal Cave, Indian Echo Caverns, Woodward Cave, Penn's Cave, Indian Caverns, Lincoln Caverns, Coral Caverns, and Laurel Caverns and includes ice mines, coal mines, boulder fields, and rock cities
  • Detailed history of each cave
  • Legends and local lore of many features and sites

A roadside travel guide to and history of Pennsylvania's nine ...

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Pennsylvania Caves and Other Rocky Roadside Wonders

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Overview

  • Features Last River Caverns, Crystal Cave, Indian Echo Caverns, Woodward Cave, Penn's Cave, Indian Caverns, Lincoln Caverns, Coral Caverns, and Laurel Caverns and includes ice mines, coal mines, boulder fields, and rock cities
  • Detailed history of each cave
  • Legends and local lore of many features and sites

A roadside travel guide to and history of Pennsylvania's nine commercial caves and a wealth of other geographical sites within the state.

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Crystal Cave, Indian Echo Caverns, Woodward Cave, Last River Caverns, Penn's Cave, Laurel Caverns: Pennsylvania contains numerous caves, nine of which are commercial sites. Kevin Patrick's Pennsylvania Caves & Other Rocky Roadside Wonders provides an entertaining introduction to the history, legends, and folklore related to these sites. This handy roadside guide also covers the state's ice mines, coal mines, boulder fields, and rock cities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811745550
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 9/13/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Kevin Patrick is Professor of Geography at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has worked as a consultant for the National Park Service, and has led dozens of commercial landscape trips through New Jersey and other parts of the country. He is the author of Pennsylvania Caves and coauthor with Brian Butko and Kyle Weaver of Diners of Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
1 Pennsylvania Geology, Caves, and the Grand Staircase 1
2 Pennsylvania Rocks, and How They Got That Way 13
If All of Time Were the Pennsylvania Turnpike 15
3 Rock Plus Hole Equals Cave 25
Great Valley Caves 32
Appalachian Ridge and Valley Caves 41
Ordovician Caves 47
Devonian Caves 62
Allegheny Plateau Caves 67
Imagination Formations 73
4 Pennsylvania's Early Cave Discoveries 83
Studying Caves 90
Cave Dwellers 93
5 Railroad-Era Caves 97
6 Show Caves in the Early Auto Age 107
The State's First Auto-Age Show Cave: Onyx Cave 110
Penn's Cave in the Auto Age 112
Woodward Cave 113
Hipple, Seawra, Alexander, Indian, Indian Echo, Lost River, Veiled Lady, and Coral Caves 118
Depression-Era Cave Closures and Survivors 140
New Depression-Era Show Caves: Lincoln and Baker 144
Failed Attempts at Creating Show Caves 150
7 Caves, Kids, and Modern Mass Tourism 153
Postwar Caves Lost and Found: Tytoona, Harlansburg, Baker, Alexander, Whisper Rocks, and Laurel 159
Handing Over the Reins 166
The Next Generation 169
8 Other Rocky Roadside Wonders 177
Profile Rocks 177
Balanced Rocks 182
Boulder Fields 184
Potholes 190
Rock Cities 191
Cold Air Cave 198
Ice Mines 201
Tourist Coal Mines 207
9 Confessions of a Flashlight Spelunker 217
Fading Show Caves 223
Visitor Information 225
Closed Show Caves 231
Bibliography 233
Index 243
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