WKU-PBS show tells the story of the people displaced by Mammoth Cave National Park


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Mammoth Cave: A Place Called Home is the poignant story of people moved from their homes and communities to make way for the creation of Mammoth Cave National Park.  This moving tale comes to life with the WKU-PBS premiere of the 30-minute documentary on March 11 at 7 p.m. CT.  Community partners, Mammoth Cave National Park and WKU-PBS have come together to create this documentary chronicling the struggles to create a national park during one of the toughest periods in American History – The Great Depression.

 Destruction of the Demenbrun Store during the creation of Mammoth Cave National Park. Destruction of the Demenbrun Store during the creation of Mammoth Cave National Park.

“This program comes during 2016, an important anniversary year for Mammoth Cave National Park,” said Superintendent Sarah Craighead.  “It folds together layers of history – the families who gave up their land, the Civilian Conservation Corps and the infancy of a national park.  There are moving personal interviews, family photos…

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