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Bowling Green in Warren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Protecting A Natural Treasure

 

— Lost River Cave & Valley —

 
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By TeamOHE, December 22, 2018
1. Protecting A Natural Treasure Marker
Inscription.  
In 1986, recognizing the geological, archaeological and historical significance of the lost river cave and the mile-long Karst Valley, property owners.

Raymond and Ann Cravens
Leroy and Dorothy Highbaugh
Owen and Mary Lawson

Donated the property to Western Kentucky University to preserve the site in perpetuity as an educational and cultural resource for the citizens of Kentucky.

The establishment of the Friends of the Lost River, Inc. in 1990, enabled the preservation, protection and promotion of the site for all who visit.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyEnvironmentNatural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 57.167′ N, 86° 28.333′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Nashville Road (U.S. 31W) just south of Cave Mill Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on one of the trails the trails on the grounds of the Lost River Cave & Valley.

Protecting A Natural Treasure Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 22, 2018
2. Protecting A Natural Treasure Marker
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green KY 42101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lost River Cave & Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Camps (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost River Blue Holes, Trees, Wild Flowers And Quarrying Ruins (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lost River Cave and Valley (about 400 feet away); Morgan's Command Organized (about 500 feet away); Tourist Court (about 600 feet away); William Taylor Runner Roadside Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jonesville (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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