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 William Floyd Collins

William Floyd Collins

Birth
Auburn, Logan County, Kentucky, USA
Death c.1 Feb 1925 (aged 37)
Barren County, Kentucky, USA
Burial*
*–This is the original burial site
Cave City, Barren County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 6729 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6729
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Floyd Collins (20 Jul 1887–c.1 Feb 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6729, citing Floyd Collins Crystal Cave, Cave City, Barren County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .