Southern Indiana Living

JUL-AUG 2018

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July/Aug 2018 • 44 While caves have high humidity, they also have a relatively steady, com- fortable year-round temperature inside. People have used them for eons to store food such as potatoes, apples and cheese, and items like mushrooms, rhubarb and celery grow very well here. Caves are formed as rain water picks up carbon dioxide from the air and percolates through the soil, then it turns into a weak acid. This slowly dissolves the limestone beneath the surface. Some large caves have taken thousands of years to form. From Bedford all the way down to the Ohio River you can locate five caves that are open to the public — Bluespring Caverns, Marengo Cave, Squire Boone Caverns, Indiana Caverns and Wyandotte Cave. So take some time to enjoy some of Mother Nature's masterpieces, and im- press your friends when you tell them you went spelunking over the weekend. • From Bedford all the way down to the Ohio River you can locate five caves that are open to the public — Bluespring Caverns, Marengo Cave, Squire Boone Caverns, Indiana Caverns and Wyandotte Cave.

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