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Discover Lehman’s underground wonders

I can’t see my hand in front of my face. The tour guide, who had just extinguished the lights, chuckles from somewhere in the darkness. After a long minute, he lights a single candle. “This is how the caves appeared to Absalom Lehman when he discovered them in 1885,” he says, his face barely visible in the candle’s faint glow. “They must have seemed enormous and very, very mysterious.” The flickering flame barely illuminates the walls of the underground chamber. The cave’s limestone formations take on the appearance of giant teeth while the shifting shadows reveal other, stranger shapes. The …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Aug 22, 2013 06:11PM Published Aug 22, 2013 06:11PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.