Item #7237 Manitou Grand Caverns. Manitou Springs Daily Journal, George W. Snider.
Manitou Grand Caverns.
Manitou Grand Caverns.
Manitou Grand Caverns.
Manitou Grand Caverns.
Manitou Grand Caverns.
Manitou Grand Caverns.

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Manitou Springs Daily Journal; Snider, George W.

Manitou Grand Caverns.

Manitou Springs, Colorado: Manitou Springs Daily Journal, September 1, 1888. 64mo brochure (3.25” x 5”), pictorial wrappers, ad on inside of front wrapper. Accordion fold contents in 6 two-sided panels (3” x 4.5”), with illustrations on one side and text on other, text at inside back cover. CONDITION: Very good, light wear, small crease to wrapper spine.

A handsomely produced brochure illustrating the Manitou Grand Caverns, with pictures of the following caves and formations: “the Narrows,” “Grant Monument,” “The Interior Cascades,” “The Dairy and Churn,” “The Organ,” “The Seven Columns,” “The Card Rack” and “In Grand Concert Hall.” The text, apparently a reprint of a 1 September 1888 Manitou Springs Daily Journal article, tells the story of the caves’ discovery and provides lavish descriptions of these “dazzling wonders and gorgeous cuts and figures of Dame Nature…hidden and treasured in the bowels of the earth.”

George Washington Snider (1851–1921), a stone-cutter from Ohio, explored and connected several of the Manitou Grand Caverns caves in the early 1880s while in partnership with Charles Rhinehart, with whom he ran tours of the Cave of the Winds. Following a split with Rhinehart, Snider began running tours of the Manitou Grand Caverns in 1885. By 1896, overwhelmed with debt, he had turned operations over to his brother and left Manitou.

Item #7237

Price: $275.00