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Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Diagram 1
Drawing 1
Photos 1 & 2


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 3: Visitors pose with their guide, c. 1900.
[Photo 3] with link to higher quality photo.
(Mammoth Cave National Park)

Photo 4: Modern day visitors in a cave passageway. [Photo 4] with link to higher quality photo.
(Mammoth Cave National Park)

Questions for Photos 3 & 4

1. Examine Photo 3. These cave visitors are wearing "cave costumes." Why do you think early visitors to the cave wore "costumes" during their tour?

2. What type of lights has the guide in Photo 3 spread on the ground?

3. Examine Photo 4 of the modern day visitors. How might visiting the cave today differ from visiting it in the 19th and early 20th centuries?

4. Would visitors today still need cave costumes? Why or why not?

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