Caves of Fall Creek Falls
Larry E. Matthews
Monday, April 29, 2019, 7–8:30 p.m., Sharon Lawson Room
Southern Appalachian Studies
Larry E. Matthews, author, historian, and professional geologist. Have you ever wondered what is going on under your feet? Matthews will delight and enlighten us on the magnificent, magical world underneath our mountains.
About the book, Caves of Fall Creek Falls, from its detail page at Amazon.com:
The greater Fall Creek Falls area has the largest number of caves of any public land in Tennessee. The many large, interesting caves, combined with the stunning wilderness area makes this a Caver’s Paradise. The roughly 15 miles wide by 16 miles long area covered in this book contains 1,184 known caves, 12 of which are over a mile long.
Modern cave explorers have been unraveling the secrets of these caves since the early 1950s. Exploration, mapping, and dye tracing show two huge underground drainage systems: one in the valley of the Caney Fork River and the other in the valley of Cane Creek. This book describes those caves and their hydrological connections.
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Open to the public, this program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call 982-0981 or visit the library website.