Oh give me a home,
Where the buffalo roam,
And the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.
|As for most caves in the Red (Gyp) Hills of Kansas and Oklahoma, the way in is often a crawl or squeeze for a normal- sized human. Still Cave offers a bit of a wider opening, big enough for distilling equipment.|
|A copper tub probably held corn or oats for the first step in the fermentation process.|
|Lee Ann stands next to the natural shelf holding the parts of the legend of Still Cave.|
|The author shows the head of the distiller that was the heart of the operation.|
|A pressure gauge. Was this one that malfunctioned causing an explosion that gave Chester some very serious burns?|
|What do these old jugs contain? Hmmmmm don't think I'll sample them!|
Still Cave--just one intriguing story of thousands from the enchanting land of the Kansas Outback--the Red Hills.
Some photos by Lee Ann Brunson