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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Columbian Hall

Rene Ohms climbs up breakdown in Columbian Hall
Rene Ohms climbs up breakdown in Columbian Hall
NPS Photo by Mark Ohms
 
This room was named after the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. "Columbian Hall" was found smoked on the ceiling when it was rediscovered in the early 1970's by Wind Cave seasonal rangers. Originally discovered by Alvin McDonald and John Stabler on May 5, 1893.

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