Image from page 50 of "Rural resorts and summer retreats along the line of the Cumberland valley railroad, including picnic parks and pleasure places" (1881)
Subjects: Cumberland Valley (Md. and Pa.)
Publisher: [Philadelphia, Allen, Lane & Scott]
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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THE FISH MAKK.KT. Luray contains many beautiful springs, lined with crys-tals and filled to the brim with water so transparent that itspresence is only made apparent to the eye by light reflectedfrom its surface. The atmosphere of the cave appears to beentirely pure, and, though somewhat damp, the visitor whohas thick shoes can wander about in every part without in-convenience. A good deal of money has been expended in 45 fitting up walks and stairways and in digging out passageways, so as to give head room. The main apartments canall be reached while walking upright or simply stoopingunder a fallen column, but there are vast caverns yet unex-plored, to which the adventurous tourist can only go onhands and knees. Although smaller than the MammothCave, Luray is pronounced by men who have seen both moreinterestino- and beautiful.
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THE VIRGIN FONT. No extended description of the different points of interestin this cavern can here be attempted, and no descriptionthat can be written will give to the uninitiated anythinglike a true conception of this wonderful work of nature. Itmust be seen to be appreciated. Among the objects of in-terest are the Grand Entrance, Washingtons Pillar, Steb-bins Avenue, Flower Garden, Amphitheatre, Muddy Lake, 46 Natural Bridge, Fish Market, Plutos Chasm, ProserpinesPillar, Crystal Spring, Skeleton Gorge, Imperial Spring,Brands Cascade, Oberons Grotto, Titanias A^eil, Cinderella,Scale Column, Fallen Column, Saracens Tent, Frozen Foun-tain, Dianas Bath, Angels Wing, Cathedral and Organ,Tower of Babel, Entrance to Giants Hall, Indian Squaw,Sultana Column, Giants Hall, Double Column, Ball Room,Empress Column, the Lost Blanket, Campbells Hall, theSentinel and Spectre, the A^egetable Garden, Elfin Ramble,Mirror Lake, the Balcony, Crystal Spring, Snow Bank, ThroneRoom, Chanticleer, Tomb of
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