I received E-Mail that said:
This is a photo of Cavern Castle - entrance to lookout mountain cave, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Later I received E-Mail with the following link:
Ruby Falls - Lookout Mountain
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Later, I received E-Mail that said:
In 1923, Leo Lambert, a local cave enthusiast, formed a corporation for the purpose of opening the historic Lookout Mountain Cave to the public. Leo Lambert's corporation purchased land on the side of Lookout Mountain above the cave. Then, in 1928, a site for an elevator shaft into the original cave was selected and drilling began. While drilling straight down through solid limestone rock, a small opening was found at the 260 foot level that measured two feet high and four feet wide. Mr. Lambert decided to explore this opening.
After 17 hours, he emerged and described many beautiful rock formations and a spectacular waterfall. During his next trip, Mr. Lambert brought along his wife, Ruby, and named the magnificent waterfall in her honor - "Ruby Falls". Mr. Lambert decided to develop both caves so people would have two caves to visit. The entrance building was modeled after a fifteenth century Irish castle and was constructed from limestone excavated from the elevator shaft.
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Photo sent in by Phil Bilzor.