Making A Comeback

Fountain Cave Reopening For First Time In A Century

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Posted: July 24, 2013

Nathan Garrison (left), assistant parks and recreation specialist for the town of Grottoes, and specialist Lettie Stickley check out the “Masonic Hall” during a tour of Fountain Cave on Tuesday afternoon. On Monday, the town of Grottoes is starting public tours of the cave, which hadn’t been open to visitors since the early 1900s, for $50 per person. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Nathan Garrison, assistant parks and recreation specialist for the town of Grottoes, unlocks the gate for a tour inside Fountain Cave on Tuesday afternoon. The town will begin adventure tours at the caverns on Monday.
Garrison eyes the “fountains” for which the cave is named, while leading Tuesday’s tour. The cave formations are actually called rimstone dams.
GROTTOES — About 180 years ago, Edward Weast saw what he thought was smoke spewing from the ground of Cave Hill in what’s now Grottoes.

Upon investigation, he discovered the mysterious...


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