issue of The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. The
writer explained, "using no exaggeration, (the map) uses an extreme
width of 2400' and a depth of 900'. It shows three miles of paved
trails but omits 20 miles of obscure, seldom visited passages.
This 58-year old magazine also contains many excellent and famous caverns pictures
by photographer E. "Tex" Helm. Two of my relatives by marriage are included in these
photographs; in fact, they graciously gave me a copy of the magazine. (Thanks Mario and
Did you notice the comparison to the Washington Monument on the right side of the