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Cooling at the Cave Tommorow

Those lazy, hazy days of summer that we wish could always be here, are back!

A hand colored postcard of festivities at Dunbar Cave in Clarksville, Tennessee

In the days of old, Clarksvillians spent summer afternoons at Dunbar Cave gathering cool breezes emitting from the mouth of cave while enjoying board and card games, live music and a general light-hearted afternoon of fun and frolic.

On Saturday, July 28th, from 4:00PM – 6:00PM, Friends of Dunbar Cave invite you, your family and friends to participate in a delightful afternoon reminiscent of those good old days at Dunbar Cave State Natural Area, 401 Old Dunbar Cave Road, in Clarksville, Tennessee

Tables and chairs will be arranged at the mouth of the cave where you will be transported back to the time when everyone played “board” games. Checkers, Chess, Monopoly, and cards will be available. However, you may bring your favorite game to share. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments of will be available free of charge, but donations to the friends group are welcomed.

Come and enjoy the cool breezes, and each other. For further information please contact Barbara Wilbur, Friends of Dunbar Cave Program Chairlady, at 647-4956, or Dunbar Cave Visitor’s Center (931) 648-5526. Office hours 8:00A.M. – 4:30P.M., Park Gates Open 8:00A.M. until Sunset.

A party during the 1940’s at Dunbar Cave, picture courtesy of the Friends of Dunbar Cave

Bill Larson
Bill Larson
Bill Larson is  is politically and socially active in the community. Bill is a member of the Friends of Dunbar Cave. You can reach him via telephone at 931-249-0043 or via the email address below.


  1. I want to acknowledge Dunbar Cave Friends member, Barbara Wilbur, who called around town and got everyone and their mother to make cookies for this event. The pictures for an article that were emailed to the Leaf Chronicle didn’t go through so she came to Dunbar and got the pictures she wanted, brought them down to the Leaf and found someone who could scan them into their computer so the story could show up on Friday. She’s on the radio now (the Bone show) talking about the event.
    Suva Bastin hunted down the containers she needed to provide us with her excellent lemonade.
    David Boen borrowed extra chairs from the Roxy theatre and along with the Dunbar Cave chairs, he and his son Randall are setting up the chairs for the event. Dunbar is providing tables and they’ve been cleaning and preparing the site. Bill Larson, Kitty Madden and Beverly Fisher are showing up early to help set up.
    Stuart Bonnington has convinced the rest of his blue grass band to come and play music. Some of them are coming up from Nashville to play for free. We really appreciate it.
    Thanks Barbara. One person can make a difference, one person and her buddies can move a mountain.

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