Ruby Falls Chattanooga

Now this is one of the finest wonders of the world.

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The story of Ruby Falls is with the original Lookout Mountain Cave in 1833 Andrew Jackson’s signature is carved in the cave. in Feb 1907 the railway tunnel was permanently sealed off.  In 1923  Leo Lambert received financing to drill an elevator shaft enabling them to get to the original tunnel.  By December 28, 1928 they had drilled to 260 feet and discovered a shaft.  Leo Burnett followed a 18″ shalft to what is now known as the Ruby Falls named after his wife.

WE followed channels along until we came to the falls.  This is one of my greatest adventures.

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In case you don’t realize you are looking at a falls in the mountain now they say they do not know where the water comes from nor where it goes.  But it is worth seeing.

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At the top where you walk into Ruby Falls to take the elevator if you go up 2 flights of stairs you end up on the top of the castle and can take pictures.

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This is the Tennessee River which could have taken us down a canyon of memories but we did not bring the boat.

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Beautiful scenery. Now we are going to Incline Railway.

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This is us going backwards up the incline.

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This is what pulls it up the mountain.

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Its a good thing they don’t wax the seats as I definitely would have fallen off.  It is steep and the pictures do not do justice.100_8411.JPG

Well on to tomorrows adventure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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