"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.
Cox, Guy Henry
Forbes, Carroll Ralph
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
B.S. in Mining Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
Gasconade County (Mo.)
© 1911 Milan Harrison Detweiler and Frank Edgar Townsend, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Caves -- Missouri -- Gasconade County -- History
Geology -- Missouri
Caves -- Missouri -- Maps
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b2609996~S5
Detweiler, Milan Harrison and Townsend, Frank Edgar, "Mine map and geology of Saltpeter Cave" (1911). Bachelors Theses. 47.