Volunteers scrub graffiti from rocks in June near the Tongue River Cave in the Bighorn National Forest. A number of groups are teaming up to restore the cave.

The Sheridan Press

SHERIDAN — According to history notes on the Tongue River Cave dated May 19, 1940, students in geology classes from Sheridan High School volunteered to explore and map the cave in the fall of 1937. They guided their way with gasoline lanterns to find a terribly disfigured cave where careless visitors had scratched names and dates, smeared painted guide arrows and left heaps of trash.

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