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The Floyd Collins Tragedy at Sand Cave
Contributor(s): Benton, John, Napper, Bill, Thompson, Bob
ISBN: 1467124427     ISBN-13: 9781467124423
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
    OUR PRICE: $19.79  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: February 2017
Annotation: Floyd Collins is perhaps the most famous person you have probably never heard of. Collins was a Kentucky cave explorer who was trapped for more than two weeks during the winter of 1925 in a cave located within the boundaries of what is now Mammoth Cave National Park. Collins had no fear of exploring the most difficult cave passages, and few people could match his persistence and endurance. The story of Floyd Collins becoming trapped, then buried alive, and ultimately dying alone in a cave held a powerful grip on the hearts and minds of people the world over. The resulting media coverage put Mammoth Cave on the map and helped usher the actual designation of Mammoth Cave as a national park. His explorations laid the foundation for others to later discover that Mammoth Cave was the longest cave in the world.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Speleologists; Kentucky; Biography.
Caving; Search and rescue operations; Kentucky; History; 20th century.
Caving accidents; Press coverage; Kentucky; History; 20th century.
BISAC Categories:
- History | United States | State & Local
- Nature | Natural Disasters
Dewey: 796.52/509769
LCCN: 2016945806
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Series: Images of America
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 7.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.50" (0.40 lbs) 127 pages