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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


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.


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”


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.

Dig a LITTLE DEEPER ~ THEI Archive “Caves of the World Series”

Tennessee family discovers buried treasure in grandparents’ farmhouse

Featured Image: Treasure chest. SOURCE clipartlord.com (Public-Domain)

From Yahoo News By  | Good News – 2 hours 32 minutes ago

Redditor Evilenglish was helping his family clear out his grandparents’ old farmhouse in Tennessee last week when he discovered a block of concrete on the floor of a closet under a staircase.

“This was very out of place since all of the downstairs flooring is hardwood,” he wrote. “I pushed the carpet back further and saw a round cap with a circle indentation on it. I pulled off the cap and…A Secret Safe!” . . . Read Complete Report

Tennessee Bill Would Abolish Civil Forfeiture

From IntelHub March 20, 2013

A new bill would eliminate civil forfeiture in Tennessee. Unlike criminal forfeiture, under civil forfeiture police do not need to convict or even charge a property owner before seizing his property. Civil forfeiture turns “innocent until proven guilty” on its head by forcing owners to prove their innocence to recover the seized property.

In good news for property owners across the Volunteer State, State Rep. Barrett Rich, a former Tennessee state trooper, has introduced HB 1078. If the bill passes, seizing property would require a warrant. In addition, forfeiture and title transfer of property would take place only under due process of law and if “the owner of the property in question is prosecuted and convicted.” The bill has one other cosponsor, Rep. Joey Hensley, and is currently in committee.

Speaking to a local news station, Rich outlined how civil forfeiture treatsinnocent owners worse than actual criminals: . . . Read Complete Report


from ssqq archives

In December 2005, Fred Strunk was arrested for his part in constructing and operating a secret marijuana farm in a cave under their house.  Their pot farm was located on Dixon Springs Road in eastern Trousdale County, Tennessee.  This area is about 40 miles northeast of Nashville.  Here is the story w/ photos.