Floyd Collins

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Trapped!: The Story of Floyd Collins

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William Floyd Collins, also known as Floyd Collins, was an American cave explorer who spent most of his time in a region of Central Kentucky 

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Mammoth Cave National Park, which contains hundreds of miles of interconnecting caverns.

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The Kentucky Cave Wars were a period in the early 20th century when commercial cave owners and explorers in Kentucky engaged in a brutal struggle

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On September 21, 2009, Floyd Leon "Tommy" Collins passed away in his home.

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His two children, Cathy and Connie, as well as his parents Joe and Kathryn Collins, both from California, predeceased him.

Tommy left behind five children. The mother of his children, Louise Collins; five grandchildren; wonderful brothers and sisters, Betty Sprayberry, Ringgold

The Rev. Bill Proctor will preside over the funeral services on Thursday, September 24, at 3 p.m. at Shield Baptist Church in Chickamauga.

Collins found and developed Great Crystal Cave in the Flint Ridge Cave System between 1917 and 1918. The cave, however, saw few tourists because of its isolation