The caves were constructed by Charles Griffee in the Dakota sandstone bluff along the lowlands of the Smoky Hill River in the 1880’s. William and Winfield Faris purchased the land in 1893. The caves were used as a spring house, generator room, living quarters, and for a short time as a school house.
Great pictures! Fun stories!
The caves were quite an adventure, that would of been quite a place to live back along the river. I carried Wylie the whole time as I was concerned about snakes. I will be revisiting this site when it’s COLD and the snakes are frozen, I mean hibernating!!