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Floyd Collins

  • Newport Theater ARts Center (map)

In 1925, a heedless Kentucky spelunker, Floyd Collins, got trapped underground while searching for a cave big enough to turn into a tourist attraction. The rescue effort gained national attention with reporters being sent from all over to cover the story, becoming the first media circus, everyone looking to cash in on Floyd’s misfortune.

Earlier Event: March 22
Avenue Q
Later Event: March 23
Swallow's Day Parade