Cave Talk

Cave Talk

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Cave Talk
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Cave Talk
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Cave Talk is a publication of the National Caves Association, a non-profit trade association founded in 1965 by a small group of private show cave owners. These initial members sought to bring together show cave owners and operators from across the United States to promote the show cave industry to the public, to share information and ideas, and to lobby for legislation favorable to the show cave industry.
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'N CA Cave Ta k NATIONAL CAVES ASSOCIATION April 3, 2000 Barbara Munson, Coordinator 4138 Dark Hollow Rd. McMinnville. TN 37110 Phone (931) 666.3925 Fa,(931)666.3966 V1IV careen. COl CONVENTION 2000 Our NCA CONVENTION 2000, hosted by Arizona's Kartchner Caverns, will be held at the InnSuites Hotel in Tucson. Registration is scheduled for Sunday Afternoon, Nov. 12. The convnetion will end (probably) Thursday, Nov.16 morning. A gala poolside welcoming reception, hosted by David Summers and his Bermuda gang bringing us those coveted Dark'n Stormys and Rum Swizzles, will kick off what promises to be a fabulous, fun-filled and, yes, very informative convention. More details will be mailed to in about six weeks, but for those of you who are anxious to make plans, you may call InnSuites at (800) 446-6589. NCA Rate for a studio suite is $69 plus 9.5% tax and $1.00 city surcharge. n 2-roorr."t:'xecutive sulte is $89. Stay tuned for more information, if you have questions now, don't hesitate to call Linda Larsen at Moaning Cavern (209) 736-2708. Also, if any of you have particular concerns or ideas you would like to have included on the program agenda, please let Linda know ASAP. We want the program to meet your needs, so, speak up! THE NCA MOURNS THE LOSS OF A FRIEND NCA Honorary Member William P. (Bill) Campbell died Friday, March 3, 2000. Bill was active in the formation of the National Caves Association. He was born at Penn's Cave in 1913. His father had purchased PENN'S CAVE in 1908 and after his father's death, Bill took over the operation, becoming sole owner in 1962. In 1969, he formed Penn's Cave, Inc. of which he was President until 1983. His daughter, Jeanne Schleiden, her husband, Russ, and their son and daughter, Bill and Jeanine, continue the family tradition of management. Services were held March 10th at Trinity United Church of Christ in Centre Hall, PA. BERMUDA'S WONDERLAND CAVE FINALLY APPROVED Our Island friends in Bermuda, report the proposal to reopen Wonderland Cave as a show cave has finally been approved by the Island's Planning Board. Work on the cave has recommenced. (Dolores clarified this by telling us that the ink hadn't dried on the building permit before David was out on site!) Wilkinson Estates Limited, owners of CRYSTAL CAVES and Wonderland Cave, hope to open Wonderland as Wonderland Adventure Cave by the end of this year. CRYSTAL CAVES have been open continuously for 92 years under the same family; Wonderland Cave was developed by others in 1907 and was bought by the late H.B.L.Wilkinson in 1953. EARTH lIEEK Press releases, along with a special logo, and a colorful full-size, four-page mailer promote HOWE CAVERNS' 10-day April 19-29 "Get Into The Earth" year 2000 Earth Week celebration. The importance of caring for the land, the water, the wildlife, and the many other wonders above and below the ground and in the skies will be highlighted. More than 30 different activities, many of them free, have been scheduled. HOWE CAVERNS is New York State's second most-visited natural attraction.


SHOWCAVES ON LINE Gary Gibula' s Virtual Caving column in the March 2000 issue of NSS MSWS mentions a number of websites, including Jochen Duckeck's German page, http.// to visit for information about show caves allover the world. Our NCA site was also mentioned and complimented. VENDORS We've compiled list a of some of the suppliers who have either participated in our NCA Vendors shows, and/or sell to our member caves. If you would like a copy, please let us know. NO MORE GREEN After NSS volunteers spent a January work-weekend cleaning algae from the Frozen Niagara section of MAMMOTH CAVE, new yellow (gold phosphor and yellow LED) light bulbs were installed in the Rainbow Dome by Rick Olson of Science/Resources Ifffilagement in an attempt to deter future algae growth. The area will be monitored for two years, then the algae growth will be compared to photos taken prior to the recent cleaning. CORRECTION The correct phone number for Pat Musser is 717-328-3133 and her Voice Mail is 717-261-8175. Her company is offering Pennsylvania's Baker Caverns for sale. Cave Historian Gary Soule, 920-743-6488, says anyone who would like more information about the cave is welcome to call him. INQUIRIES We're receiving requests for our CAVES AND CAVERNS brochure from people who've read an article in a recent issue of Boys' Life magazine. COLOR KENTUCKY DOWN UNDERR' s employee newletter, Aussie Enquirer, now includes color photographs! COUPONS Brad Wuest says NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS makes extensive use of coupons, locally and in magazines and publications with national distribution. NEW ADDRESS Honorary Member Bob Hudson has a new mailing address, P. O. Box 2687, Ft Hyers, FL 33932-2687. He and Betty haven't moved people have been stealing or destroying his mailboxes! Kiz Byrd, who is now managing WOODWARD CAVE, tells us they now have a Spanish/English linguist on their guide staff. She also reports the gift shop is being remodeled and repainted. REPORT Bill Austin, KE!-47'I1Ci\"Y CAilEiUiS R calls our attention to the "The Government Performance Project" report in the March 2000 Government Executive Magazine. It can also be found at 'FUELING THE FUN' To help offset high fuel prices for their thousands of guests, Schoharie County and HOWE CAVERNS are offering "Fueling the Fun" packages which include $25.00 worth of free gasoline. Available throughout the rest of the year, the various packages, for two, are priced for mid-week and for weekends, and will be higher during July and August, include a two-night stay, breakfast, tickets to different attractions, and $25.00 worth of gasoline. Call John Sagendorf at HOWE CAVERNS for details about how these packages work. A LOT OF PROMOTION FANTASTIC CAVERNS circulates about 20 tons of printed materials each yearl

Cave Talk is a publication of the National Caves
Association, a non-profit trade association founded in 1965
by a small group of private show cave owners. These initial
members sought to bring together show cave owners and
operators from across the United States to promote the show
cave industry to the public, to share information and ideas,
and to lobby for legislation favorable to the show cave


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