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Wyandotte Cave collection

 Collection — Folder: S1497
Identifier: S1497

Scope and Contents

This collection includes text regarding the history of Wyandotte Cave.


  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Wyandotte Cave was first discovered by American Indians and used as a quarry. In 1812, the cave was used for the manufacture of saltpeter. Estimates of its size vary widely, but it is at least 5 miles long. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1972 and is now owned by the state of Indiana.

"Wyandotte Cave". Sept. 10, 2013.

"Wyandotte Cave." Sept. 10, 2013.

"Wyandotte Cave." Sept. 10, 2013.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by subject.


This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/09/10 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2013/09/10 by Edythe Huffman.
Wyandotte Cave collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.