Boerne in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Archeological evidence uncovered near the cave indicates the presence of two Indian sites. It is probable that the Indians used the cave for shelter, and soot found on the sides of a natural chimney suggests that they had fires.
Commercial development of the cave, known earlier as Hester's Cave, began in the 1930s. The current name, taken from the seven waterfalls at the entrance to the cathedral room, officially was adopted in a 1932 ceremony led by State Attorney General, and later governor of Texas, James V. Allred.
Over the years, Cascade Cavern has provided visitors and Boerne area residents with many opportunities for recreation and exploration, and it remains one of the state's important geological sites.
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 749.)
Location. 29° 45.823′ Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boerne TX 78006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Helotes (approx. 12.9 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Pinta Trail, Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association
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