Logansport Pharos-Tribune Tuesday 28 July 1896 page 19
An Indiana Ice Cavern. One of the most remarkable natural phenomena that have been discovered in recent years has jnst been reported in the southwest corner of Brown county, county, Ind., near the village of Elkinsville. It is a cave and is on the farm of Billy Moore. At its entrance, which is completely overlapped by the trees, cold air is plainly perceptible. The opening appears appears not unlike a mine shaft long disused, disused, but the steep, rocky descent shows nothing of an artificial construction. The winding way leads to a cavern which is fully 50 feet below the surface. This is like a broad, vaulted corridor, and is known to the natives as the Devil's Devil's chamber. The air in this apartment is near the freezing point. From this point quite a number of halls lead off in a confusing manner, but the one to the ice vault is evident from the cold blast which comes from it. The descent in this natural corridor is similar to the rocky decline at the entrance entrance of the cave, but not over a dozen yards within the ice ie plainly visible, and farther on it is thick on all sides, like the crust that is formed on the pipes of an ice plant. A little farther on the descent entirely ceases, and here the walls are frozen hard, like the ground in the middle of the -winter. Then the narrow way leads into a mammoth mammoth chamber known as the ice vault This extends fully 100 feet. The ice towers in a miniature mountain. It stands in a solid mass, extending downward downward to a depth which it would be folly to conjecture.—Cincinnati Enquirer.