Bachelors Theses

Abstract

"The date of discovery of Saltpeter Cave is not known and there is no way of determining it. Numerous accounts are given of the cave by the oldest settlers in the neighborhood, some of which are both startling and interesting. for instance, it is reported that the soldiers of the Confederate army visited this cave for the purpose of securing guano from which to extract saltpeter for use in the manufacture of gunpowder. This may be the origin of its name"--Geology, Page 1.

Advisor(s)

Cox, Guy Henry
Forbes, Carroll Ralph

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

B.S. in Mining Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1911

Pagination

11 Pages

Geographic Coverage

Missouri
Gasconade County (Mo.)

Rights

© 1911 Milan Harrison Detweiler and Frank Edgar Townsend, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Caves -- Missouri -- Gasconade County -- History
Geology -- Missouri
Caves -- Missouri -- Maps

Thesis Number

T 253

Print OCLC #

5933540

Electronic OCLC #

847689914

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