Recorded Stories

Playing in the Caverns

By Leslie Walker
From Bella Vista, Arkansas

My family has been in the Ozarks since I was a little girl. They moved from Kansas, they’re Native American. My grandmother grew up in Mountain View, Arkansas and used to play in the caverns with her cousins, before they were open to the public. They would pack lunches in their knapsacks to go play in the caverns.

Also, this little town that she lived in, named Leslie, my mom was born there. That’s why my name’s Leslie, I’m named after Leslie, Arkansas.