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Have you ever considered a position with the National Park Service?

Now could be your chance! A job announcement for a Visitor Use Assistant (Fee Collection) is currently open. The deadline for accepting applications is soon approaching so don't delay. The announcement can be found at the following link:

www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545271900#how-to-apply

Mammoth Cave encourages you to #FindYourPark and discover the wonders of nature.
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I submitted an application! I’m willing to relocate and have actually dreamed of working in Mammoth Cave! It would be incredible! This is a great opportunity to have a foot in the door! 😊

It says it's only for current federal employees or people who have worked for the federal government in land management prior, it that true?

Happy Anniversary of the Flint-Mammoth Connection, making the mammoth cave system the longest in the world.

September 9, 1972, a six-person CRF team of John Wilcox, Pat Crowther, Zopf, Gary Eller, Stephen Wells, and Cleveland Pinnix (a National Park Service ranger) followed Hanson's Lost River downstream to discover its connection with Echo River in Mammoth Cave. With this linking of the Flint Ridge and Mammoth Cave systems, the "Everest of speleology" had been climbed. Since then the known length has now reached 412 miles of mapped passageways with no end in site. #longestcaveintheworld #longestcave #findyourpark #mammothcavenationalpark
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Happy Anniversary of the Flint-Mammoth Connection, making the mammoth cave system the longest in the world.

September 9, 1972, a six-person CRF team of John Wilcox, Pat Crowther, Zopf, Gary Eller, Stephen Wells, and Cleveland Pinnix (a National Park Service ranger) followed Hansons Lost River downstream to discover its connection with Echo River in Mammoth Cave. With this linking of the Flint Ridge and Mammoth Cave systems, the Everest of speleology had been climbed. Since then the known length has now reached 412 miles of mapped passageways with no end in site. #longestcaveintheworld #longestcave #findyourpark #mammothcavenationalpark

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Love it! I have several books that tell this story.

My father who is a former cave guide at MCNP talks about this group quite often

Two spelling errors in the last sentence.

Kevin Hujber

7 days ago

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Come out to Mammoth Cave National Park on September 29 to participate in a very unique Triathlon where you can bike, hike, and cave!!! Click the event link for more information and contact Friends of Mammoth Cave to register. Hope to see you there!!!Mammoth-on is on September 29th!! Challenge yourself or just have fun with friends and family as you Cave, Hike, and Bike one of the most unique Triathlons in the world. Do as little or as much as you want. This is not a race, but a fun, family-friendly event which grows larger every year!

The route begins in front of the Mammoth Cave Lodge with a ranger-led hike in Mammoth Cave. Upon exiting, participants hike two miles on a beautiful, wooded trail. Next, participants ride their bikes along the Mammoth Cave Railroad Bike and Hike Trail to Park City. Friends of Mammoth Cave will provide water stations along the way at Sloans Pond, Diamond Caverns and at Bells Tavern Park.

FULL DETAILS + PHOTOS
www.friendsofmammothcave.org/mammoth-on

REGISTER NOW!!
www.active.com/mammoth-cave-ky/triathlon/triathlon-event-mammoth-on-2019?fbclid=IwAR0biMWE8h2DUn0...

Not able to make it this year? Consider donating to help offset costs and sponsor future programs: www.friendsofmammothcave.org/contribute
Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to work in funding important projects and initiatives in the Park. Thank you for your support!
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Come out to Mammoth Cave National Park on September 29 to participate in a very unique Triathlon where you can bike, hike, and cave!!! Click the event link for more information and contact Friends of Mammoth Cave to register. Hope to see you there!!!

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Thank you for sharing, looking forward to another fun and adventurous Mammoth-on!!

Shawn Turner

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Happy Anniversary of the Flint-Mammoth Connection, making the mammoth cave system the longest in the world.

September 9, 1972, a six-person CRF team of John Wilcox, Pat Crowther, Zopf, Gary Eller, Stephen Wells, and Cleveland Pinnix (a National Park Service ranger) followed Hanson's Lost River downstream to discover its connection with Echo River in Mammoth Cave. With this linking of the Flint Ridge and Mammoth Cave systems, the "Everest of speleology" had been climbed. Since then the known length has now reached 412 miles of mapped passageways with no end in site. #longestcaveintheworld #longestcave #findyourpark #mammothcavenationalpark
During the Civil War, it was business as usual at the celebrated Mammoth Cave. Countless Union and Confederate soldiers toured and explored the world famous underground wonderland.

One of those soldiers was John W. Wallace “aka” Wad Wallace. John was born in Mason County, Kentucky in 1846. John joined the Union Army as 1st Lieutenant in September of 1861 and served with Company C, 16th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, U.S. Army. During the first half of the war, the 16th Kentucky operated in eastern and central Kentucky and had many engagements, several with General John Hunt Morgan’s command. It was during this time in May of 1863, that John spent several days at Mammoth Cave, taking a much needed rest from the vigor’s of Army life and enjoying the hospitality of the hotel and touring the famous show cave. Like so many others before him, John smoked his name on the cave walls in two locations. Deep in the cave near the turnaround point on the Long Route, John smoked his regiment, 16th Kentucky Vol., his name “Wad Wallace” and the date. Was “Wad” a family or army nickname, time will only tell? 

After his visit, John and his regiment served in all the hard fighting of the Atlanta Campaign. After the Siege of Atlanta, John tendered his resignation in October of 1864 to take care of family business back in Kentucky. He died in Newport, Kentucky on June 11th, 1878.
Mammoth Cave National Park welcomes all the Corvette caravans that have been visiting the park. Happy 25th Anniversary to the National Corvette Museum located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Whether biking, horseback riding or sports car driving, it’s a great weekend to get out and enjoy your parks. 
Photo by Ranger Kennetha Sanders
National Corvette Museum #corvettecaravan #findyourpark
“Bat Night”

Please join us this Friday, August 30, 2019, as Mammoth Cave National Park celebrates “Bat Night.”

• 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. - Junior Ranger Activities:  “Find Your Baby,” “Bat/Moth,” and “How Do I Compare to a Bat?” - Meet at back porch of Visitor Center

• 6:00 p.m. - “Bat-time Stories” an evening program at the park amphitheater.

• 7:30 p.m. - The celebration begins at Shelter A and progresses downhill to the Historic Entrance. Bat related research techniques and equipment showcased will include night vision goggles, thermal infrared cameras, and bat detectors allowing people to hear bats flying overhead. Visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight and light jacket.

All events are free and open to the public with no reservations needed. Mammoth Cave encourages you to #FindYourPark and discover the wonders of nature.
Today, August 25, 2019 is the 400th anniversary of the first landing of enslaved Africans in English-occupied North America at Point Comfort in Hampton, Virginia, now part of Fort Monroe National Monument, a unit of the National Park System. 

The anniversary will be commemorated as a day of healing and reconciliation. All 419 national parks, NPS programs, community partners, and the public were invited to come together in solidarity to ring bells simultaneously across the nation for four minutes--one for each century--to honor the first Africans who landed in 1619 at Point Comfort and 400 years of African American history.

Bring a bell or download an app on your phone. Details are as follows:

All are welcome to this free, accessible event
Meet at the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center
Sunday August 25, 2019
2 PM CDT, rain or shine

#RingToRemember #400Years

 

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