The Nation's treasured parks and monuments don't take care of themselves - it takes a team of professionals in fields as diverse as botany, storytelling, civil engineering and business administration (to name a few) to protect and preserve these places. In these pages, you can get a look at what's going on behind the scenes at Mammoth Cave National Park.
Did You Know?
In 1841, cave owner Dr. John Croghan believed the cave air might cure his patients suffering from tuberculosis. He brought 16 patients into Mammoth Cave that winter and housed them in stone and wood huts. After some perished, they left the cave, for of course the cave air offered no cure.