It was on Sept. 1, 1885, that Walter J. Mercer would, just by possibility, make a revelation that would everlastingly change his life. In the wake of spending the vast majority of that sweltering summer day having no fortunes prospecting for gold, Walter found an underground wonderland that is referred to today as Mercer Caverns. Mercer Caverns, one of three collapses Calaveras County, is open for guided visits, year round.
See profound underground in this natural hollow loaded with a vast exhibit of buckle developments like stalactities, stalagmites and flowstones. This cave likewise won the Paris World's Fair for its show of the uncommon sinkhole arrangement: flos feri. An early neighborhood daily paper, The Calaveras Weekly Citizen, distributed this notice in its pages on September twelfth, 1885.