Missouri Cave Up For Auction Filled with Native American Paintings
If you've ever wanted to own a piece of American history here is your chance.
The "Picture Cave" (located in Warrenton, Missouri) is going up for auction next week and what sets this cave apart is that it's filled with Native American paintings. The two-system cave is considered to be the most important rock art site in American. The cave has been owned by a family and used mainly for hunting and is estimated to bring in about $1 - $3 million at auction. The auction is to take place on Tuesday, September 14.
According to Selkirk Auctions,
Picture Cave’s subterranean system is nestled within 43 acres of undeveloped land in Warrenton, MO. Primarily used as hunting grounds by the landowner family since 1953, the rolling hills are covered by a forested landscape and home to a variety of animal species and a natural spring.
I mean, how cool would it be to own this? Now, most of us don't have that kinda cash just laying around the house (or in the bank, but someone is going to get a really nice piece of American history. I hope the new owners keep the cave protected and persevered, which I think the current owners want as well.
if you are wanting to make a big there are some things you need to know all bidders are subject to pre-approval' whether bidding in person, absentee, phone, or online. It will be interesting to follow up on this sort and find out (if the information in releases) who gets the property and what they plan to do with it. The Picture Cave sits on about 47-acres of land so it will be interesting to watch this all unfold.