SALTPETER CAVE IN OZARKS

TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

FROM THE WEEKLY SOLIPHONE

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APRIL 30 , 1915 - FRIDAY

NEAR BIG FLAT IN THE ARKANSAS OZARKS IS A SALTPETER CAVE , FROM WHICH EARLY SETTLERS GOT SALTPETER TO BE USED IN MAKING GUNPOWDER . DURING THE CIVIL WAR SALTPETER FOR FOR PART OF THE GUNPOWDER USED BY THE CONFEDERATE ARMY WAS OBTAINED FROM THIS CAVE.