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June 6, 1863: Cave City

June 6, 2013

Rock formations in the California Caverns

California Caverns near Cave City; by HarryCjr, on Flickr

[Today] we rode to Cave City, over a very rough trail, visited a cave there and returned again to Murphy’s. The cave is in limestone and is quite extensive, running at least half a mile underground. It was like all limestone caverns, with chambers and galleries, and stalactites, etc., but all was very dirty. Cave City is a dilapidated little village, the placers worked out, and decay is on every side.

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