Kartchner Caverns

A BRIEF HISTORY of the CAVERNS --- continued

Tenen and Tufts eventually disclosed their find to the Kartchner family, owners of the property. The family agreed to help protect the cave and to aid in the search for a responsible stewardship.

In the meantime secrecy was imperative and the cave was code-named Xanadu,a reference to the mythical kingdom on the coast of Asia where Kubla Khan ordered a stately pleasure dome to be constructed. --- continued next page ---


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