Owl Cave Map/CalendarEditAn ancient native American pictoglyph carved into the stone wall of Owl Cave. As a map it shows the location of the gateway to the Lodges, Glastonberry Grove. As a calendar it tells the time when the gateway will be open with the glyphs of Jupiter and Saturn. The gateway itself only exists at a certain point in space and time given by the details of the map/calendar.
History Of Owl Cave (From Twin Peaks: Access Guide To The Town)Edit
It is through the local Indians that we first learned of OWL CAVE. If they did not carve the cave out of the landscape, they certainly discovered it. The FLATHEAD TRIBE used the cave to store pelts, hold meetings and elude their enemies. They also instilled the cave with great power and legend, saying that the cave was visited by the "Beyond" and that there had been "messages left" for them there. But, curiously, for a cave bearing such lofty legend, not much has been found of the time-no artifacts, drawings or the like.
The first white men to stumble onto, or into as it were, the cave were two confused Spanish trappers, EDWARDO DELEGATO and former prison inmate JOSE "SHORTEYES" MANUELA, who huddled in the cave during the BLIZZARD OF 1889. As the blizzard howled outside, legend tells us, they built a small but comfortable blaze and made shadowy figures on the wall with their hands that resemble the court of QUEEN ISABELLA.
Brochures of the time tell us that through the 1920's the cave was a popular spot to "take your favorite flapper and second-hand ukelele" and strum tunes of eternal love. As a newspaper report from the time tells, "There were enough hopes and dreams in that cave to make Ali Baba green with envy".Owl cave played a great part in the apprehension of the PHELAN GANG that robbed a bank in Twin Peaks in the spring of 1933. They eluded an all-out search for the greater part of the day, but upon nightfall soon surrendered when the head of the gang, the bloodthirsty MILO PHELAN, became frightened by the dark and built a fire.
PRESIDENT TRUMAN visited the cave in 1948 on the campaign trail and became an honorary member of the FLATHEAD TRIBE. Soon after, the CIRCULARS took control of the cave for the duration of Truman's presidency. During that time it was referred to as "ELK CAVE", a moniker that was never taken seriously by anyone in the community.
Of late, the cave has held little interest for the town, except for the general opinion that it is a "darn good spot for a six pack and a sandwich." As MAYOR MILFORD has said, "Radio killed the cave for me." Where once there were grand celebrations on the day of the capture of the PHELAN GANG or on the anniversary of the blizzard, it is now mostly visited by couples who decided to get married there, or to do a little reminiscing about the good ol' days, or by older members of the flathead tribe for religious reasons.
Still, when visiting the town, OWL CAVE is a place to go and see and confront it's grand history. A place to sit and virtually close your eyes and think about stuff.