Friday, August 24, 2012

Miss Hathaway being transferred. Will this change chances for a meaningfull Barker Ranch dig?

National Park Service names Sarah Craighead as new Mammoth Cave superintendent.
Posted on August 22, 2012 by James Bruggers  

Mammoth Cave National Park has a new boss.

Superintendent Sarah Craighead comes from Death Valley National Park, where the temperatures commonly exceed 120 degrees, to one that’s all about the world’s longest cave system, where the mercury is typically about 55 degrees.

Many would see that as a step in the right direction.

For Craighead, it’s a step back home. She was valedictorian of Caverna High School in nearby Cave City in 1974.

The National Park Service, in a press release today, said that just as many college students do, Craighead took seasonal employment at Mammoth Cave National Park while attending Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology in 1978.

“I worked several summers at Mammoth Cave, as a campground ranger and a cave guide,” said Craighead.  “My very first job was selling crafts at the Mammoth Cave Hotel.  The cave was my jumping off point with the National Park Service.  Now, more than thirty years later, I have the honor of managing the park.  I look forward to reconnecting with park staff, retirees, and the surrounding communities.”

Prior to Death Valley, Craighead served as the superintendent of Saguaro National Park, just outside of Tucson, Ariz.  She was the first superintendent of Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Cheyenne, Okla., from 1997-2002.

Original story HERE

Photo Credit: National Park Service


Patty is Dead said...

Unfortunately I doubt that much will change. Of course, I hope that I'm wrong.

Patty is Dead said...

PS It still feels weird typing "I" instead of "Patty"

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Miss Hathaway! LMAO!

Freakin' Priceless.

You should put a photo of Miss Hathaway, right next to Craghead!

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Hopefully Dostie will find the new superintendent, a bit more flexible.

Here's hoping...

Farflung said...

After reading that headline:

“National Park Service names Sarah Craighead as new Mammoth Cave”

I thought the long national nightmare known as political correctness had run its course finally. You can imagine my embarrassment upon further review; that it wasn’t about her restricting exploration at Barker Ranch.

Matt said...

Farf we had one of those Mammoth Cave threads once but I think we were talking about Mamma Cass!

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...


Yeah Farflung... we covered that topic previously, in regards to Cass.

I remember the conversation well.

At the time, Matt said:
"That's probably where Neil Young's missing motorcycle disappeared to!"


The black hole... not even light escapes!

: )

TomG said...

Does anyone remember Jane Hathaway, played by Nancy Kulp, on the Beverly Hillbillies?

The storyline was that she was the voice of reason to her chief, the greedy Mr. Drysdale. But she had a weakness for Jethro Bodine, who had a preference for Janet Crego, who was played by Sharon Tate.

HellzBellz said...

Patty says .... feels weird typing "I" instead of "Patty"

I think Patty must type Patty was your own to Patty !!!
Grtzz to All Family here !!