Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 33 Number 2: 87-95 - April 1971

A publication of the National Speleological Society

A History of (Kenny) Simmons Cave
Peter M. Hauer


Simmons Cave, Pendleton County, West Virginia, is basically a large room with three entrances. Its history is closed associated with that of the descendants of Leonard Simmons, who settled the area before 1768. The earlierst recorded entry was in 1847. After an artificial entrance was opened about 1884, the cave was used for July 4th celebrations until the turn of the century. A commercialization attempt around 1929-30 never got off the ground, but the cave gained considerable popularity again after the first NSS expedition to it in 1941.

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