Sunday, June 25, 2006
Currently, and Formerly for a Long Time, the Best Introduction to Caverns History
This photographic history of the caverns is absolutely the best overview and introduction to the history of the caverns that exists. While it does not have footnotes, the stories are factual, as far as my personal research collaborates.
Jim White, Ray V. Davis, Willis T. Lee, Tom Boles and others--great photos, great historical narrative.
Book is available from the Carlsbad Caverns Guadalupe Mountains Association at http://www.ccgma.org/ , along with other great materials to understand both parks better. CCGMA supports various projects in both parks
The former Cave Park Historian, (Bob Hoff--me) highly recommends this book if you want the historical story of this one-of-a-kind natural wonder, now a World Heritage Site, as well as one of the best national parks in America.