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Sand Cave
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 37° 09.083 W 086° 02.700
16S E 584804 N 4112092
Quick Description: A [broken] story of Collins' expreience here.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2006 7:11:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM867
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 55

Long Description:
Floyd Collins was first to explore Sand Cave. Fallen rock trapped him in narrow passage 150 ft. from entrance, Jan. 30, 1925. Rescuers reached him with food and heat for short time. Aid cut off by shifting earth closing passage. Engineers sank 55-foot shaft but unable to reach Collins' body until Feb. 16. Rescue attempt publicized worldwide. Aroused sympathy of nation.
Marker Name: Sand Cave

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Park

Marker Number (for official markers): Not listed

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker: Not listed

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