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Heath, Cloud - Root Cellar

Spring Creek Township

Pottawatomie County

Arched cave built into gentle slope opening out to the west. It doesn't seem to be near any other structures. The only foundation for a house is located across a small creek and up another slight slope. It seems likely that after the structure was built the settler decided on a different location to build the house. It seems unlikely that it would have been built after a house due to shear inconvenience. This might also indicate it having once been used as a dwelling. It does show signs of having been used as a root cellar. It measures 16'(L)x8'(W)x7'(H).