published Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Ruby Falls celebrates 84th anniversary

Ruby Falls
Ruby Falls
Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

CHATTANOOGA — One of Chattanooga's most well-known tourist destinations celebrated their 84th anniversary Sunday with early-bird specials, candles, and commemorative postcards.

On December 20 in 1928, Lee Lambert, along with a small crew, discovered a cave system underneath Lookout Mountain that had some very unusual and beautiful rock formations, flowing passages and several stream beds deep inside the mountain.

Pushing their way deeper and deeper into the cave, they finally reached what has been described as the "marvelous jewel" inside the mountain, the huge waterfall, which Lambert named after his wife, Ruby.

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