Howe Caverns was dicovered back in the spring of 1842 by a man named Lestor
Howe. Now Lestor Howe discovered the cavern by noticing on hot summer days
all of his cows would gather up on the same hillside, in the same spot. He
was very curious why they were doing this, so he went up there to investegate.
When he reach the spot on the hillside he noticed a large hole in the
ground, were cold air was blowing out of. The cows would gather around the
hole to cool off. He started to explore this hole as soon as he got a
light and a rope to climb down into the cavern. This is when Howe Caverns
was dicovered.
Several years after Lester Howe discovered the cavern he sarted up
a little buisness giving tour of the cavern. His tours would last 8 hours
and you were giving lunch as part of the tour. These tours ended in 1900
when a cement co. bought the land of cavern for its rich grade of limestone
for making cement. The cavern didn"t reopen to the public untill 1932,
when walkways and lighting systems were put in.
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