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Floyd Collins
Birth: Jul. 20, 1887
Death: c. Feb. 1, 1925

Cave explorer. Discovered Crystal Cave January 18, 1917. Was trapped in Sand Cave near Cave City, Kentucky for over two weeks, so his exact death date is not known. He was actually buried 4 times--- body was at first left in cave; then later removed and buried outside entrance to Crystal Cave, then body placed inside Crystal Cave; and finally at church cemetery in Mammoth Cave National Park. Book by Brucker and Murray, called "Trapped," describes his ordeal. 

Cause of death: Trapped in Sand Cave
 
Burial:
Floyd Collins Crystal Cave *
Cave City
Barren County
Kentucky, USA
*Former burial location
 
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Record added: Oct 18, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6729
Floyd Collins
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Floyd Collins
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- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Jul. 20, 2014

- angel6903
 Added: Nov. 28, 2013
We spent the weekend watching the play dedicated to you and reading about your plight in the Cave Museum and internet. RIP.
- Beverly - Ohio
 Added: Sep. 11, 2012
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