Today’s feature image which apparently was taken in the late-1930s is a view of the parking lot at The Lodge at Mammoth Cave, a private hotel at the time located in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. Tours of the Cave have been ongoing since as early as 1816. The first efforts to consolidate the land holdings and farms above the largest known system of caves in the world were those of wealthy residents residing in the State. The Mammoth Cave National Park Association was formed in 1926 with the goal of having the attraction become the Mammoth Cave National Park which officially opened on July 1, 1941.
The parking lot at The Lodge in this photograph is filled with cars owned by tourists and visitors. The earliest vehicle, a Chevrolet sedan at the beginning of the center row dates back to 1929 or ’30, with the latest automobiles dating from the late thirties to perhaps the early-forties. Tell us what you find of interest in this scene.