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Johnson, Ambrose - Root Cellar

Swede Creek Township

Riley County

This arched cave is built into hillside embankment to the southwest of abandoned two story wood frame house. It is an odd cave in that it seems to have been finished off with a wooden front entrance. It's hard to say if that would have been designed that way or if it would have been a change or make shift repair. Because of this feature it's also hard to say what it would have been used for. The base of the cave is bedrock and it seems the cave was dug into the hillside and then laid up with rock. The cave faces east and measures 14'(L)x7'(W)9'(H).