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Schmanke, August - Root Cellar

Newbury Township

Wabaunsee County

This structure is built into an embankment with slightly raised mound above it. It seems to have been modified somewhat recently but can give an idea as to how some of the ones with an extended entryway might have looked in their prime. The cave looks to be dry-stacked and has a couple of small shelves and a vent built into the back wall. The cave walks out to the east toward the back of the house and measures 15’(L)x8’ (W)x 6’(H).