Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs, Colorado

 

1869 - Arthur B. Love, a homesteader in Williams Canyon, squeezed through the entrance passage of the future Cave of the Winds, but never opened it.
1870 - General William Palmer names Williams Canyon during a picnic ride through what was called Manitou Canyon. The canyon is named for William Truman Williams, their guide and a New York City editor. Queen's Canyon to the northeast was named in turn by William Williams for General Palmer's newlywed wife, Queenie.
March 1875 - Messr. Case and Willcutt, while blasting limestone in the gully above the Narrows of Williams Canyon, accidentally discover the narrow opening to a cave. Called Mammoth Cave, the two managed the cave as a tourist attraction for visitors to the nearby resort of Manitou Springs.
March 7, 1885 - The Manitou Grand Caverns (Cave of the Wind) is opened to the public.

 

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