Ghost Town Discovery
NPS Photo by Jason Walz
Trip: On 5/3/2005, Larry Shaffer led Jason Walz & Sara Booth to the NF survey in the Historic Section where they discovered the Ghost Town area.
Trip Report: Jason found a lead that went into large blank area on map between Historic and North Sections. Continued to follow the old ghost NW survey. The park doesn't have any record of a NW survey. Found lots of cave! Named one sandy-floored room the Make-out Room. Surveyed 535 feet. Left numerous leads. Named whole area Ghost Town.
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Did You Know?
Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.