Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

History & Culture in Carlsbad Caverns

Becoming a Park

On October 25, 1923, President Calvin Coolidge signed a proclamation creating Carlsbad Cave National Monument to protect Carlsbad Cavern and the area around it—nearly 720 acres—for its "extraordinary proportions and unusual beauty and variety of natural decoration." In 1930, Congress designated the monument as Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Today, the ...

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History

The park's cultural resources represent a long and varied continuum of human use starting in prehistoric times, and illustrating many adaptations to the Chihuahuan Desert environment. Human activities, including prehistoric and historic American Indian occupations, European exploration and settlement, industrial exploitation, commercial and cavern accessibility development, and tourism have ...

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History of Carlsbad Caverns

The park's cultural resources represent a long and varied continuum of human use starting in prehistoric times, and illustrating many adaptations to the Chihuahuan Desert environment. Human activities, including prehistoric and historic American Indian occupations, European exploration and settlement, industrial exploitation, commercial and cavern accessibility development, and tourism have ...

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