The Ray family lived in this house at the time of the Civil War. John Ray sat on his front porch and watched The Battle of Wilsons Creek. Mrs. Ray hid the children in the basement. Then they displayed a yellow hospital flag and helped with the wounded soldiers.
The body of General Nathaniel Lyon was moved to this bed after the battle. He was the first Union General killed in the Civil War.
The spring house kept milk, butter, eggs and other food cool and supplied water for the family.
Saturday afternoon, the cousins ventured to Fantastic Caverns. The entrance to Fantastic Caverns was discovered before the Civil War, by a man hunting his dog. It was kept secret until after the war.
Two loads of cousins in Americas only ride through cave