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Marvel Cave Tea room and other aincient pre SDC stuff
« on: June 13, 2008, 03:20:46 PM »
Here is some great documentation of the real old site
http://www.hbw.addr.com/marvelcavepc.htm
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Re: Marvel Cave Tea room and other aincient pre SDC stuff
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2008, 03:33:00 PM »
Those are really cool postcards.  Hard to believe the humble beginnings of SDC and Marble Cave.  Thanks for posting the link! :)

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Re: Marvel Cave Tea room and other aincient pre SDC stuff
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008, 04:32:42 PM »
Kind of makes all the stories that we read about it being a real tourist destination before SDC even more real.
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Re: Marvel Cave Tea room and other aincient pre SDC stuff
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 11:18:01 PM »
Oh man, that whole Harold Bell Wright website is fantastic.  I just spent the last 2 hours skimming through it and I've just touched the surface.  I've bookmarked it to return later.  Thanks for providing the link.
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Re: Marvel Cave Tea room and other aincient pre SDC stuff
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 11:32:24 PM »
Here are some pics of some pics from on the wall in the waiting area for the cave tour:







I'll throw this one in for old times' sake.  This is just the old group picture staging area:

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Re: Marvel Cave Tea room and other aincient pre SDC stuff
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2008, 11:47:06 PM »
Cool pix, HB.  Those wouldn't be of Jack and Sherry would they?
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Re: Marvel Cave Tea room and other aincient pre SDC stuff
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008, 12:05:58 AM »
In the words of Sgt. Schultz, "I know nothing."

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Re: Marvel Cave Tea room and other aincient pre SDC stuff
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008, 12:18:47 PM »
In the second picture, the woman seated behind the chair that says Marvel Cave sure does look like Mary Herschend.  And the woman in the first picture does look a bit like Sherry.  I can't be sure though.
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Re: Marvel Cave Tea room and other aincient pre SDC stuff
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2008, 10:13:55 PM »
Yes, that is Jack and Sherry with Mary and Ron, Bruce and Jim.

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Re: Marvel Cave Tea room and other aincient pre SDC stuff
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008, 10:29:11 PM »
OK, exactly what's going on in those pictures?
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Re: Marvel Cave Tea room and other aincient pre SDC stuff
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2008, 09:07:01 PM »
Not sure but it looks to me like a home inside the cave - maybe when the Herschends lived in Marvel Cave during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Re: Marvel Cave Tea room and other aincient pre SDC stuff
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2008, 12:29:10 AM »
Publicity stunt during that time. The family stayed in the cave for about a month. Good publicity, they were in Asian newspapers.

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Re: Marvel Cave Tea room and other aincient pre SDC stuff
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2008, 08:30:22 AM »
Yeah! Copper proves Doc was right! lol

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