Citizenship Ceremony to be Held in Mammoth Cave

March 17, 2011

Mammoth CaveFor the first time this Friday, an American naturalization ceremony will take place inside a cave. And it won’t be in just any cave, Mammoth Cave is the longest recorded cave system in the world, with over 627 km (390 miles) of cave passage surveyed.

It is not uncommon to hold the ceremonies at National Parks, however this is the first time for Mammoth Cave National Park since it became a national park in 1941.

Mammoth Cave National Park was established to preserve the cave system, including Mammoth Cave, the scenic river valleys of the Green and Nolin Rivers, and a section of hilly country typical of south central Kentucky.

Approximately 40 immigrants from 19 different countries are expected to become American citizens during the ceremony being held inside the cave.

New American Citizens To Be Naturalized Inside Mammoth Cave National Park [National Parks Traveler]

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