My image of one of Indiana’s natural treasures secreted deep within Squire Boone Caverns south of Corydon, titled “Squire Boone’s Keep,” was awarded Third Place in the Photography category in the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Association’s Associate Members Show.
The annual juried show is the July featured exhibit in the CBAA’s Gallery in Rockville, Indiana.
I am a descendant of Squire Boone Jr., one of Indiana’s most prominent pioneers and brother of the famous Kentucky pioneer Daniel Boone.
Squire Boone Jr. discovered the original cave opening about 1790 while trying to escape pursuing Indians.
Squire Boone Jr. later owned the land above the caverns in Mauckport, Indiana, where he built his home and the first grist mill in 1809 in Harrison County. His son, Moses Boone, settled in Putnam County, Indiana, and Moses’ daughter, Susan Boone Rissler, was my great-great-great-grandmother. Moses and Susan are buried in Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery in Putnam County.
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