Monday, February 11, 2008
Mammoth Cave National Park - Kentucky
One of the natural wonders of the world, Mammoth Cave is also one of the most historic sites in the South.
Discovered thousands of years ago by early Native Americans, the cave system is known to include more than 300 miles of chambers and passages with hundreds of miles remaining to be explored. This length makes Mammoth Cave the longest cave in the world.
The huge cave system is also a noteworthy landmark in America's black history because many of the explorers and guides who opened the cave to public view during the 19th century were African American residents of the local area.
To learn more about Mammoth Cave National Park, please visit our new Mammoth Cave pages at http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/. Simply follow the link and then scroll down the page to the Kentucky heading in the Index section.