Guest: Doris Green, author and caver
If you’re looking for a new adventure, try going underground in Wisconsin. Caves, mines and tunnels are plentiful underneath the surface and have stories to tell – particularly in the unglaciated or “Driftless Area” of Southwestern Wisconsin. But there is more to the story of Wisconsin’s underground history, and it’s been uncovered in a myriad of other subterranean features from man-made mines to tunnels, museum cave displays and other points of interest waiting to be explored.
Doris Green has meticulously covered all of Wisconsin and nearby sites in Iowa and Upper Peninsula of Michigan and has documented them in her recently-released second edition of Wisconsin Underground: A Guide to Caves, Mines and Tunnels In and Around the Badger State. She notes that recognition of the growing aging population is acknowledged with the increase in handicapped accessible sites.
On this program, Doris Green describes some of the hidden spaces underneath our feet which our highlighted in her book. She also shares how her interest in caving led her to write a memoir about the mysterious death of her Aunt Elsie.
Doris Green will be speaking at the Sun Prairie Public Library on Monday, May 6, and at the De Forest Public Library on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30 pm. Those interested in learning more about Wisconsin caves, can go to the Wisconsin Speleological Society’s website: www.wisconsincaves.org.