Commemorating 100 Years of Lehman Caves National Monument

BAKER — On Aug. 6, 1922 the official dedication ceremony for Lehman Caves National Monument was held “at the little park of cedars and pinions near the caves.” 

The ceremony included reading of formal congratulation letters, a flag raising ceremony and a very special tour of the cave for 325 people lead by one ranger.

As you might guess a few folks got a little lost. 

One hundred years later Great Basin National Park will mark this event with a commemoration of the establishment of Lehman Caves National Monument on Aug. 6. 

There will be events throughout the day including the raising of a 1922 American flag at the original flagpole site, lantern cave tours (we no longer lose anyone), ranger guided walks in the historic Lehman Caves area and a formal commemoration event at the Astronomy Amphitheater with guest speakers, music and recognitions of special guests from the Park’s past.  

7 a.m. — Sunrise Flag Raising Ceremony 

9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Lehman Caves Lantern Tours

Reservations required,

10 a.m.-noon — History and Nature Tours

3 p.m.- 4 p.m. — Rededication Ceremony

4:30 p.m. — Birthday Cake and Refreshments

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