stream of water that runs through the cave ñ only one of the
was extinguished. Armstrong said the stream of water was about
knee-deep and covered the entire floor of the cave. He said the roof of
the part visited by his party was well above a manís head, and
the ìroomsî were as large as a room in a small residence.
have explored chambers of the cave at various times during past years.
(Harrodsburg Herold - Thursday June 6, 1952)
Thanks to Keith Hayden for submitting these.
More History (Gary O'Dell)
While doing some research in old newspaper archives, I came across the
following story about what appears to be the well-known Daniel Boone
Cave in the Kentucky River cliffs off US 27. Intriguing, but I will not
vouch for it as entirely truthful!
Lexington Leader, 13 July
1908 "BOONE'S CAVE CONTAINS IMAGE OF A MASTODON
Believed to Have Been
Carved by Cave Dwellers
- Cincinnati Party's Discovery
While exploring Boone's Cave in the cliffs of the Kentucky river, above
High Bridge, a party of Cincinnati traveling men discovered the image
of a mastodon carved in a solid mass of rock. They also discovered and
are carrying home with them petrified
bones of human beings or animals that inhabited the cave thousands of
years ago, and these will be turned over to the museums when they reach
What they call the Chamber of needles was also entered, hanging from
the roof and sides are thousands of sharp-pointed stones from one to
three feet in