Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – Kentucky Days Part Two – Lost River Cave by Kevin Cooper

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My thanks to Kevin Cooper for sharing his time living in Kentucky and in part two we explore a cave with an interesting history.

Lost River Cave by Kevin Cooper

One of the many trips I had while in the US was to Lost River Cave. Lost River Cave is located on Nashville Road, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Now when I visited it in the mid to late 80’s. It was a ruins. See the pictures. I climbed down somewhat, but couldn’t do much at the time as I had my suit on. (It wasn’t a planned trip)

It is actually a seven mile cave system. It has always been a rich fresh water and food source throughout its history. Even in the American civil war it was used as a camping site (and escape point) for both confederate and union soldiers. Some time later, in 1943 onwards it was used…

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