Caves of the World # 7 ~ “Bluegrass Underground”: Cumberland Cavern, Tennessee (With video)

Featured Image: “Three Chessmen” formation in the Hall of the Mountain King at Cumberland Caverns. 25 July 2013. CREDIT: Denlah. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license).

From the Cumberland Cave Web Site

History

CUMBERLAND CAVERNS is one of the most extensive caves known in Tennessee. Portions of this system were originally known as Higgenbotham Cave and Henshaw Cave, but integration of these two caves plus considerable exploration of previously unvisited sections has in the past several years considerably enlarged the cave.  More than 32 miles are now known.

Aaron Higgenbotham, a surveyor, discovered Higgenbotham Cave in 1810.  Venturing into the cave alone, he was trapped for three days on a high ledge when his torch went out.  According to local legend, when a rescue party reached him, his hair had turned white.. . . Visit Web Site page.

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From PBS Arts

BlueGrassUnderground logo SOURCE bluegrassunderground.com fair use

Curator’s Note:

Bluegrass Underground is a musical adventure series that shines a light on purveyors of musical authenticity in a space unlike any other on (or under) earth. Bluegrass Underground emanates from the Volcano Room, a subterranean amphitheatre 333 feet below McMinnville, Tennessee at Cumberland Caverns. The acoustic properties of the Volcano Room are singular. In fact the room only resonates at 2 frequencies meaning that experiencing live music there is akin to attending a concert inside a recording studio. . . . Visit Web Site

Check out: “Blue Grass Underground”

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From youtube uploaded by TNCrossroadsTV

Tennessee Crossroads: Cumberland Caverns

Uploaded on May 17, 2010

Joe Elmore travels to Cumberland Caverns to find out about the Bluegrass Under Ground Concert Hall, 300 feet below the ground.

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