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Mogge, George - Root Cellar

Mill Creek Township

Wabaunsee County

This arched cellar or dugout is located deep into a forest about a hundred yards northeast of an abandoned wood frame house about a mile and a half north of what was Hessdale, Ks. It is located in the midst of several stone foundations and fences as well as a number of mixed wood and stone outbuildings. It’s also near a terraced hillside. The site seems to have been purposefully filled in. It’s not clear just when this might have happened. Due to its being almost completely filled in, it’s impossible to fully investigate its interior. It opens to the south via what would have been several steps.