Help finding Cave in Greenfield

Help finding Cave in Greenfield

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David

El Dorado Springs, MO

#1 Feb 13, 2010
When I was 9 years old, my foster family took me to greenfield, where we went maybe a couple miles outside of town, and went caving in an old indian cave in someones field. Does anybody know what cave i'm talking about or where I might possible be able to find it at?? Thank you very much. David
David

Plattsburg, MO

#3 Mar 3, 2010
Anyone at all??
Zachary

Lincoln, NE

#4 Apr 10, 2010
yeah i might know what cave you are talking about, i need to know where you where outside of town???
Lilly

Afton, OK

#5 Jun 24, 2010
You might be thinking of the Lon Odell Memorial cave. It's located outside of Greenfield in a field. But it was closed to the public in the late 80's because of the discovery of prehistoric human footprints, among other things.
David

Cameron, MO

#6 Sep 7, 2010
Thats it!! I've read some of the info I can find on the internet. Has a pit style entrance. I went inside it, but it was in the late 80's. Any clue as to exactly where it's located? I was very young and all I know is outside greenfield a little bit in a field. I just need a little help with getting me in the right direction. I'll know it when I see it. Any directions would be greatly appriciated!! Thanks
Lilly

Brookline Station, MO

#7 Sep 8, 2010
It might not have been Lon Odell cave after all. It does have a pit style entrance but its a pretty deep drop that requires repelling to enter. (unless there is an entrance that I don't know about, but its been studied and mapped pretty extensively by a few caving clubs) To get there you would head east out of Greenfield on 160.. about 5 miles to the big S curves aka Deadmans curve. Its in a field out by the curves. It is gated and access denied though.
David VanHooser

United States

#8 Sep 23, 2010
When I was a young Child back in the 60's and easrly 70's I had an Uncle named Hugh VanHooser. he lived just a short ways out of greenfield Mo and there was a cave in a field on his property, or it may have been someone he knew well. I'll post more information if I can find out more.
Jonathan

Springfield, MO

#9 Dec 20, 2012
Please do not try to visit this cave for your safety and to preserve the cave. I manage this research-only cave which does indeed have a hazardous 50-foot entrance drop to enter. It was discovered in 1985 and gated in 1986 to keep anyone from (A) injuring themselves in the unstable entrance and (B) accidentally destroying prehistoric human footprints (which can be difficult to see), torch remains and petroglyphs (prehistoric carved symbols). It is on the national register of historic places. You may no longer be able to see it on the internet, but there was a half-hour documentary entitled "Footsteps into the World Beneath" about the important discoveries in this cave and why it is very important to protect the cave for future generations, produced by C.A.I.R.N.(Cave Archaeology Investigation & Research Network) and others. It is one of only 8 known caves in the U.S. with prehistoric human footprints. For more information, please reach me at [email protected] Thanks.
Lilly

Lamar, MO

#10 Jan 31, 2013
Mary

Japan

#11 May 4, 2014
Emerald Lake Cave in Greenfield, MO
Address: 84 E Dade 54, Greenfield, MO 65661.

I used to live there.
tammy

United States

#12 Aug 28, 2014
Hi Mary,
Can you give more info about the property? We were just looking at it to rent but wanted some history.
Thanks,
Tammy
Sue

Saint Joseph, MO

#13 Dec 14, 2014
David wrote:
When I was 9 years old, my foster family took me to greenfield, where we went maybe a couple miles outside of town, and went caving in an old indian cave in someones field. Does anybody know what cave i'm talking about or where I might possible be able to find it at?? Thank you very much. David
I think you might be referring to the emerald cave mentioned in this real estate listing ....sorry just saw your post and happen to be looking at real estate in the area this is the link to that ad the house is for sale http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/84-E-Dade-5...
calvert

Bradford, TN

#14 Jan 7, 2015
wow i never knew this.
kelly cunningham

Joplin, MO

#15 Sep 17, 2015
where is the LON ODELL CAVE located at?
Joe

United States

#16 Mar 20, 2016
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