• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Lonely Palace

Old newspapers found in the Lonely Palace.  Such papers were used to wrap frostwork and other cave features so that they could be carried out of the cave for sale before Wind Cave became a national park.
Old newspapers found in the Lonely Palace.  Such papers were used to wrap frostwork and other cave features so that they could be carried out of the cave for sale before Wind Cave became a national park.
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The words "Lonely Palace" were smoked on the ceiling of this long lost room rediscovered by Shaun Larson, Jim Nepstad, and Darren Ressler in December of 1987. Originally found on February 2, 1895 by Roy McDonald, Peter Paulson and John Stabler.

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