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Dion, John - Root Cellar

Wildcat Township

Riley County

This arched cave is located west of Keats, Ks on north of Anderson Rd. It is traditionally said to have been the original dugout home on the property and has a feature that would suggest this is the case. It has a built in fire place on the back wall. This is a unique feature that would seem unnecessary for a root cellar or storm shelter. It is built into a raised mound to the north of a stone house and to the east of a large stone barn. The cave faces east and measures 15'(L)x10'(W)7'(H).