Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DAY 9 - Sep 16

Today featured a visit to the Meramec Caverns in Missouri. A guide tour took us inside the bowels of the earth where Jesse James and his gang once hid from the law. He escaped though an unknown (at the time) part of the cave while the lawmen where waiting by the entrance hoping to starve them out. 

Many years later the caverns where used to mine saltpeter to make ammunition for the Civil War. After mining was abandoned it was turned into a dance hall by the local townsfolk.

Nowadays there are occasional concerts and daily tours. Here we see two adorable girls enjoying the tour:

The most interesting part of the cavern was the Wine Room, with grape like formations i've personally never seen before. 

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