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“The Longest Year” relived in new book

July 25, 2014

by: Carol Groves

Release Date: For Immediate Release

Contact: Carol Groves Indiana Caverns

812 734 1200

Corydon IN

“The Longest Year” relived in new book

When Indiana Caverns opened June 15th, 2013 it was the culmination of a very long year of backbreaking work underground. Although the original plan called for development phase that required less than a year, the grueling project lasted 380 days.

Now, less than one year after opening American’s newest show cave in Indiana’s longest cave system, developer Gary Roberson has published a book detailing the process.

Roberson was no stranger to the show cave industry when he initiated the project. He developed Squire Boone Caverns while working a full time job in investments from 1971 to 1973, then co owned and operated Marengo Cave for 28 years.

For years Roberson had dreamed of developing a section of the Binkley Cave system near Corydon In. In 2012, after visiting a section of cave discovered in 2010, Roberson knew he had found the section of cave he dreamed of sharing with visitors.

The 279 page book follows the story of one man’s dream to the reality of the first new show cave in Indiana in 40 years.

Reviewer Danny Brass said “It is a tale of obsession, frustration, anger, financial insecurity, physical adversity, hopelessness and emotional despair as seemingly insurmountable obstacles rose to challenge those with the audacity to believe that such a task….could be accomplished by a handful of workers operating on a shoestring budget in a limited window of time.”

The new book is available on Amazon as well as from Indiana Caverns online and in the shop.

Indiana Caverns is open daily at 9 am and located just 4 miles from Exit 105 off I 64.

For more information, contact us.

Open Daily:   9am

Tours leave frequently throughout the day. You must arrive before or by 4 pm EDT to be guaranteed a spot on the last tour of the day. The cave temperature is 56 degrees all year. Weather is never a problem.

Closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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Indiana Caverns is just outside of Corydon, the first state capital of Indiana. Directly off I-64 at exit 105.

Call:  812-734-1200

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